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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on September 18th, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

 

Present:                                  

Mayor Nick Piccolo

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Warren Kelly 

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Attorney Peter Clark

Absent:                                   

Trustee John Burt

                                                                                                                                                            

Also Present:                          

Kaitlin Murray, Deputy Clerk

Damian Sebouhian, Observer

Sandra Lindstrom

Donna Metzger

Bill Kuppel

                                                                                            

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Roll Call by Deputy Clerk Murray:

Present:

Mayor Piccolo,

Trustee Kelly,

Trustee Tampio,   

Trustee Hornburg,

Attorney Clark.

Absent: Trustee Burt.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the August 21st, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Trustee Kelly Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 1, including claims numbered 19755 through 19798 in the amount of $52,552.21, and Abstract No. 2, including claims numbered 19799 through 19836 in the amount of $81,498.86, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly,   Tampio, and  Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandra Lindstrom: The last meeting I questioned the transfer of funds. What exactly is the Board of Trustees Personal Services account. Mayor Piccolo: That is their salary. When the budget was created, the increase to their salary was missed. Trustee Tampio stated that they do not put in for mileage and other expenses.   

New Business:           

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve, deny, or table the request from the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club to add the Iraq, and Afghanistan conflicts to the Veteran’s Monument in the Village Park. They would like the Local Veterans’ Unit and the Village Board’s permission to do this at the expense of the Garden Club. Trustees Kelly, Tampio,  Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of August, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of August, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the bid amount of $2,125.00 for the 1983 American LaFrance that was put on Auctions International. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the application of Nickolas Coggins as a member of the Hook & Ladder Co. #1. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the resolution authorizing the use of municipal landfill tipping credits for the demolition of 240 Central Ave., this is the Revere Inn, SBL# 32.18-6-36.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve  a bond resolution, dated September 18, 2017, of the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York (the “Village”), authorizing a sewer system capital improvements project (2017) pursuant to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order on consent #R9-20120712-82, at an estimated maximum cost of $3,487,000 and authorizing the issuance of serial bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $3,487,000 pursuant to the local finance law to finance said purpose, said amount to be offset by any federal, state, county and/or local funds received, and delegating the power to issue bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the sale of such bonds to the Village Treasurer. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

      

Mayors Comments: We received a thank you from the Library for the donation of bike helmets for their bike rally as part of the summer reading program. Also received a thank you from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Club for the donation they receive annually from the Village. 

I read a proclamation in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Grapes. They had a very successful weekend. I spoke to one of the Sheriff’s regarding no left turns into the banks.

Bill Kuppel – 20 Front St. – The condition of Front Street is in very bad shape.

Mayor: Steve has looked at it and we will be looking into options for repairing it. Probably not until next year but we have to look at the final numbers to determine if there is anything left in the budget.

Trustee Reports:  

Trustee Kelly – Thank the chairman and the board of directors of the grape festival committee for a successful event.   

Trustee Tampio – The parade went well with the VFW going first instead of last and the Village Board going third instead of 3 from last. Hats off to all who made it happen.

  

Trustee Burt – Absent (Excused)

Trustee Hornburg – Kudos to the Grape Festival. Attended many meetings with them and see how it all comes together. Also reminder to the board that Wednesday the 27th is the joint meeting for the community youth recreation program. Both Silver Creek and Forestville schools will be there along with the Town Board and the Village board has been invited. Hopefully we can get the youth recreation commission up and running. The meeting is 7pm at the Town Hall.

Village Attorney Peter Clark: Nothing at this time.

Street Department Mayor reported: The paving on Main St. is done.  

Water/Sewer Mayor reported: Working with David to contact the DEC regarding the reservoir dam.   

Fire Department Mayor reported: Asked about radio for disaster coordinator.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: Met with the Chautauqua County Health Network regarding the sidewalk report we did. They will be setting up community conversations to include the school and explore ways to get the sidewalks repaired and made safe for the children walking to and from school. Remind the residents that the Village does have a reimbursement program. 

ZBA: The last public hearing was adjourned without decision until further notice.  

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 6:55 pm

              

____________________________

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 

 


 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on August 21st, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nick Piccolo
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
Attorney Peter Clark

Absent:
Trustee Warren Kelly

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk
Damian Sebouhian, Observer
Sandra Lindstrom
Sharon Burt
Donna Metzger
Louis Pelletter
Kelly Ziegler

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Clark. Absent: Trustee Kelly.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the July 17th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 25, including claims numbered 19641 through 19672 in the amount of $51,353.30, and Abstract No. 26, including claims numbered 19673 through 19754 in the amount of $303,822.17, with the exception of claim 19702 in the amount of $695.00 that was tabled for discussion following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Treasurer Janet Harmon: Read a statement regarding a written request to attend the NYCOM Fall Training School as well as other memo’s in the past and have never had a response from the board. The Mayor told me to put the voucher through and he would talk to the board. Janet also stated that others have been allowed to attend training schools and she felt discriminated against. Municipal finance has changes every year and learned in previous years that the Village could include administration fees when re-levying water/sewer charges to taxes. Since that time the Village has received about $100 thousand dollars in fees. The money was put into the budget but I have not been able to go and have not been given a reason why. Mayor: Three years ago we did not feel that we had the money for training, and unless it was pertaining to the job for recertification or licensing. We have tabled it until tomorrow for discussion. Trustee Tampio said that Trustee Kelly was looking other training that is closer and less costly. Treasurer Harmon: I have looked and there is nothing offered closer than a 3 hour drive so I would still have to stay. The training I have requested to attend is offered by the State Comptroller’s Office and NYCOM. Trustee Tampio: Please don’t take it personally. Treasurer Harmon: I do take it personally when I never receive a response from any of you to my e-mail or memos, so I feel that I am being ignored and do not appreciate that.
Louis Pelletter Town of Hanover Board: We would like to have the Silver Creek and Hanover board along with the two school boards (Silver Creek & Forestville) together to discuss the Youth Recreation program. This program is available to all children in the Silver Creek and Forestville school district. Together we should be able to have a program for all to attend at no charge. In September I will set up a joint meeting to discuss the program and get all involved. Kelly Ziegler: Just want to add that our by laws allow us to service youth from 5-18 years old and we are very passionate about the 13-18 year olds that are under serviced at this time. Trustee Hornburg: Lou has done a fantastic job starting the program, you just need to get the board in order the way you want it in order to move on.
Kelly Ziegler: Invited the Mayor and Board to attend the Child Advocacy program Step Up For Kids Run/Walk around Cassadaga Lake on September 30th, 2017.
Sandra Lindstrom: In looking at the agenda under new business, I am wondering why we are un-reserving and transferring over $200,000. Mayor: It is to cover expenses to the remodeling of the board room, municipal building, cameras, and two new trucks for the DPW.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to un-reserve $195,412.00 from reserve account 202.1 Streets and transfer to account A5110.2 Equipment. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to un-reserve $34,543.00 from reserve account 202.6 Municipal Building Upgrades to account A1620.4 Other Expenses. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $1,500.00 from contingent account 1990 to account A1010.1 Board of Trustees Personal Services. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to un-reserve $3,548.00 from reserve account 201.6 Equipment and transfer to account A1620.4 Other Expenses. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to un-reserve $3,786.00 from reserve account 202.8 Cameras and transfer to account A7110.2 Equipment. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the Cub Scouts to use the Ball Park Pavilion on Thursday August 31st, from 5-8 pm to welcome back the scouts for a new year. The application, hold harmless agreement, and $150.00 deposit are on file with the Village Clerk. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of July, 2017. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of July, 2017. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow Justice Anthony Pearl to attend the NYS Magistrates Association Annual Conference and Training Program that will be held in Verona, NY, on October 15th through October 18th, 2017. The cost to the Village will be the balance of what the state does not pay and half of the cost shared with the Town of Hanover. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to remove Petri building water/sewer accounts 12-0100, 12-0105, 12-0110, 12-0111, and 14-0230. The plumbing and meters have been removed from these areas no longer requiring water. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the purchase offer of Andrew Bouquin for the vacant parcel identified as 49.05-4-48 (0 Thomas Ave.) located behind his property at 25 Ward Ave. in the amount of $1,000.00. The parcel has been declared as excess and unusable by the Village. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve a resolution of support relating to prohibiting the collocation of certain children’s facilities with adult facilities in Erie County. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve a bond resolution, dated August 21, 2017, of the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York (the “Village”), authorizing a sewer system capital improvements project (2017) pursuant to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation order on consent #R9-20120712-82, at an estimated maximum cost of $3,487,000 and authorizing the issuance of serial bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $3,487,000 pursuant to the local finance law to finance said purpose, said amount to be offset by any federal, state, county and/or local funds received, and delegating the power to issue bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the sale of such bonds to the Village Treasurer. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the application for corrected Village Tax Roll for 31 Monroe Street. This will remove the unpaid water/sewer bill and administration fee that was re-levied which equals $773.96. This property was sold by the county through foreclosure. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the application for corrected Village Tax Roll for 39 Burgess Street. This will remove the unpaid water/sewer bill and administration fee which equals $1,442.60. This property was sold by the county through foreclosure. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: A new pole was installed in the Village Square for 2 new cameras. The municipal building has been re-pointed, and the board room will be getting new carpet, ceiling, and a new bench. The clerks office will be getting new carpet. We are still trying to sell the fire truck at auction, and the old dump truck is going to auction. Knight St. has been paved, and Old Main has been milled from Ward to Glenwood. Oak Street may be milled and paved if time and money permit. We are ready for the 50th year celebration of the Festival of Grapes and shirts are available at head quarters. We are catching up on the project list for the DPW.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Absent (Excused)

Trustee Tampio – In going over the abstracts I have noticed bills that are vague in description. There needs to be improvement on the pre-approvals and proper description on the bills.

Trustee Burt – Still trying to get the tennis court done. If Old Main gets paved and the tennis court get done, it will probably be all that will get done for the year.

Trustee Hornburg – At the last Grape Festival meeting some of the questions regarding placement of things, insurance, and police protection were resolved. Senator Cathy Young will be in Silver Creek on Friday September 15th to present the Grape Festival a certificate for their 50th anniversary and an invitation was extended to the Board to attend the ceremony prior to the grape stomping.

Village Attorney Peter Clark: Nothing at this time.

Street Department Mayor reported: Steve is trying to get the paving started, but the storm delayed.

Water/Sewer Mayor reported: Working on the drops on Old Main.

Fire Department Mayor reported: Radio issues have been cleared up.

Sheriff Mayor reported: According to the secretary we will be starting to receive our monthly reports soon.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: Meeting with Chautauqua County Health Network cancelled. Meeting with code enforcement will be on the 28th at 7pm.

ZBA: Hearing on Thursday 8/24 for a variance on a fence.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.
Adjourned at 7:25 pm

____________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on July 17th, 2017 at 6:05 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nick Piccolo

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee John Burt

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Attorney Peter Clark

 

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk

Damian Sebouhian, Observer

Bill Kuppel

Sandra Lindstrom

Sharon Burt

Donna Metzger

Louis Pelletter

Kelly Ziegler

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Roll Call by Clerk Postle:

Present: Mayor Piccolo,

Trustee Tampio,

Trustee Kelly,

Trustee Burt,

Trustee Hornburg,

Attorney Clark.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the June 19th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 23, including claims numbered 19568 through 19607 in the amount of $190,134.83, Abstract No. 24, including claims numbered 19608 through 19640 in the amount of $166,193.37, and Abstract No. 31 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 142 in the amount of $10,000 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayor Piccolo appointed Michael Dee as a member of the Village Planning Board

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Louis Pelletter of Hopper Road, Town of Hanover: Reported on the Hanover, Forestville, Silver Creek recreation program of 1989 being resurrected. The committee has been meeting on Wednesdays. The program is up and running in Forestville, replacing the previous recreation program since the Village dissolved.  The program is open to all Town of Hanover youth as long as they are in the Forestville or Silver Creek Schools. George Borrello was able to secure some money to do a joint field trip between this program and the Village program. What is going to be done has not been finalized. We hope to have funding next year to expand the program. The main point is that this is a town wide program including Silver Creek.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $6,600 from account A1320.4 Independent Auditing to account A1410.11 Part Time clerk to cover payroll until year end. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Michael Dee to the Village Planning Board. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to remove the service charges from account 13-0020, 2 Adams Street. The plumbing and sewer have been cut and the house is going to be demolished. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the application of Jonathan Valenti as a member of the Hook & Ladder Company. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the application of Randy Beutel as a member of the Huntley Hose Company. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of June, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of June, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to table the removal of the Petri building water/sewer accounts 12-0100, 12-0105, 12-0110, 12-0111, and 14-0230 until it can be inspected by code enforcement. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to declare the 1995 Freightliner dump truck as excess equipment and be sold at auction. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: My daughter and Mr. Tunney were involved in saving a 9 year old and the child’s grandmother from a near drowning in front of the Fire House.  I am proud of her and happy that all ended well. The new dump trucks are in and licensed. When recreation is done we will work on the tennis and pickle ball court. We received the timber appraisal from Forecon with an estimated value of approximately $97,000 as of June 13th, 2017.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – The renovations of the office and court room should be started in 2-3 weeks. The pointing of the municipal building will start in 2 weeks

Trustee Tampio – Would just like to commend Louis Pelletter and the committee  for the work on the recreation program.

Trustee Burt – Nothing additional at this time

Trustee Hornburg – The Grape Festival is the third weekend in September and will be Friday through Sunday this year, so there will be no festivities on Thursday. They would like to have the dumpster put on the area next to the tennis courts

Village Attorney Peter Clark: Nothing at this time.

Street Department Mayor reported: Knight Street is scheduled to be repaved in the next week,  then they will start Old Main Street between Ward and Glenwood. Weather conditions and the large amounts of brush being put out have been delaying.

Water/Sewer Mayor reported: Catching up on work orders slow but sure.

Sheriff Mayor reported: As soon as Steve gets the no left turn signs up the Sheriff will be enforcing the no left turns into the banks on Main and Central

Planning Board Donna Metzger:  We finished our vision to give to the LWRP for the road show that will be held tomorrow evening. Linnea Carlson of the Chautauqua County Health Network will be at our next meeting in August to talk about the findings of our walk around evaluation of the sidewalks

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Hornburg.

Adjourned at 6:56 pm

____________________________

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 19th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Deputy Mayor Vince Tampio

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee John Burt

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent:

Mayor Nick Piccolo (Excused)

Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk

Rebecca Cuthbert, Observer

Sandy Hornburg

Sandra Lindstrom

Sharon Burt

Donna Metzger

Alex David

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle:

Present:

Deputy Mayor Tampio,

Trustee Kelly,

Trustee Burt,

Trustee Hornburg.

Absent: Mayor Piccolo (Excused),

Attorney Clark (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the June 5th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.22, including claims numbered 19531 through 19567 in the amount of $77,404.63, and Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No.30 claim number 141 in the amount of $309.27 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandra Lindstrom asked if the Village has hired summer help. Rebecca Cuthbert announced that this was her last meeting as the Village reporter and it has been nice working with everyone. Our new reporter will start at the next meeting

Alex David of 20 Washington complained about a sign that was placed at the end of Stewart Ave. naming it Wells Park. If the Village is giving away property and allowing residents to name their own parks then I would like Hide Away Bay as my park. I want the sign removed immediately.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg with no second, the motion to transfer $6,600 from account A1320.4 Independent Auditing to account A1410.11 Part Time Clerk was tabled for discussion with the Mayor and full board. As requested by Deputy Mayor Tampio.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to transfer $600.00 from account A1990 Contingent to account A7510.1 Historian Personal Services. Trustees Kelly, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to adjust the penalties off of account 17-0450. The bill was mailed to the incorrect address. Trustees Kelly, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Deputy Mayors Comments: Read an article in the Observer regarding the Silver Creek Garden Club. They are doing a good job. Attended the planning board meeting and heard discussion on sidewalk surveys being done, with the possibility of some funding from the county. Discussed the lines for the pickle ball court and Trustee Burt will be following up. Trustee Kelly stated he has a quote coming for the lining if our DPW can’t do it. We had a pre construction meeting at our workshop concerning Old Main and Knight Streets.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Attended an open forum regarding the 20 million dollar grant that is available for consolidation and shared services between municipalities. Kent Gardner is doing the application for us and said that Chautauqua County is in the top two in line.

Trustee Burt – Nothing additional at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – The Hanover, Forestville, Silver Creek recreation is official. The town has contributed enough money to fund the Forestville recreation program this year. In the future this will be a town wide project. The main thing they need now is adult participation from the public that want to be involved with the program. The pickle ball players want to start using the court and they will use tape as temporary lines for now. When the materials are available they would be willing to do the lines themselves with a template they have in Forestville. They would also like to have use of the rest rooms at the pavilion.

Village Attorney Peter Clark: Absent (Excused)

Planning Board Donna Metzger: Planning board met regarding the sidewalks surveys and will be meeting again in August to further discuss. Will be meeting with LWRP to discuss the road show coming in July. We would like to have another man on the board.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:30 pm

____________________________

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
Attorney Peter Clark

Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Observer Reporter
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Sharon Bur
Dennis Palmer
Bill Kuppel
Tony Favorito
Michael DiDomenico
Michael Dee
Mary Borrello

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle:
Present:
Mayor Piccolo,
Trustee Kelly,
Trustee Tampio,
Trustee Burt,
Trustee Hornburg,
Attorney Clark.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the May 15th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.21, including claims numbered 19463 through 19530 in the amount of $158,720.22, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Tony Favorito 8 Beachview: Concern with the beach erosion and wants the dredging to stop. Believes that is what is causing the problem.

Michael Dee 10 Beachview: Concern with the erosion, and spoke about the reasons for flooding and effects of dredging. Dredging is a waste of resources, not going to solve the problem, and is probably the cause of the problem. Is the dredging necessary for flood control.

Bill Kuppel 20 Front Street: The DEC said they wanted the whole front gone. The E line goes across my front patio and through the drive way. The DEC seems to be more concerned with disturbing the flow than what is happening with erosion.

Dennis Palmer 74 Main St. – Thank you to the Village for installing the grinder pump. It has been working well. 82 Main St. is becoming a zombie property and needs to be dealt with. The crosswalk on Main St. needs to be moved closer to the Village. The property at 76-78 Main is a 5 unit property and becoming and eyesore. Filed an appeal with the state to allow AT&T to be able to come into Silver Creek for phone services. At a past board meeting we discussed putting the Afghan and Iraq wars on the monument in the square. I have asked the garden club to assist with the task and we will put together public funding to get it done.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to delete account# 15-0100 because the house was converted to a single family. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of May, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to transfer $2,000.00 from Account 1990 Contingent Expenses to Account 7550.45 Annual Fire Inspection. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the membership application of Jeffrey Singleton as a member of Huntley Hose. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Annual Review of Justice Court Records for January1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 performed by Trustee Jeff Hornburg. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the resolution to change the Village Board Meetings to once per month on the 3rd Monday of July, August, and September. Trustees Kelly, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Trustee Tampio voting no. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of May, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:
The DOT permit for the Laurel Run will be completed this week. A pole in the ballpark needs to be replaced before a camera can be installed. Mike Pagano, Steve D’Angelo, and Shawn of FSC will be meeting to install an under ground electric connection and set our own pole in the square for the other camera. The Land Bank is working with potential developers for Hide Away Bay. We are waiting for a decision to do an emergency demolition of the Revere Inn.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – On Wednesday at 6:30 pm, John Burt and I will be attending a Chautauqua County shared service public forum in regards to the town and village applying for a grant to build one building for both entities.

Trustee Tampio – The Planning board will be meeting with the LWRP on June 12th, and 26th at 7pm.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – The new Hanover Silver Creek recreation program is moving forward. They need interested people in order to get it done.

Village Attorney Peter Clark: Nothing at this time.

Sheriff: Mayor reported – We should be receiving reports soon.

Street Department Mayor reported – Steve is getting ready to pave Main and Oak St. They will be working on pot holes after brush pick up is done.

Water/Sewer Mayor reported – Plant is working well. Phase 3 of the I&I will be starting soon.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Meetings on the 12th, and 26th. We looking at conditions of sidewalks.

ZBA Dennis Palmer: We had an area variance granted for 27 Adams St.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.
Adjourned at 8:15 pm

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Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May 15th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

 
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
 
Absent:
Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)
Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Nicole Gugino – Observer
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Sharon Burt
George Borrello
Wayne Doner
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Roll Call by Clerk Postle:
Present:
Mayor Piccolo,
Trustee Kelly,
Trustee Tampio,
Trustee Burt,
Trustee Hornburg.
 
Absent:
Attorney Clark (Excused).
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the May 1st, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.20, including claims numbered 19417 through 19462 in the amount of $19,618.74, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:
Wayne Hotelling: Once again requesting the use of the Village Square for the 21st Laurel Run on July 15th. Thank you for all of the help in the past.
George Borrello: Talked about the status of the grant application for the joint Town of Hanover, and Village of Silver Creek facility.
 
 
New Business:
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust account# 12-0360 and 12-0370, the meter reader switched the readings on the meters. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the contract extension with Hartung Real Estate to handle the sale of the reservoir. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the resolution to continue discussion and initiate a study for a combined municipal and court facility with the Town of Hanover and pursue all results of that study that are consistent with effective service delivery to our residents with the assistance provided by NYS and Chautauqua County. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the offer of $200.00 from Bill Ferneza for the purchase of a 2001 Ford Explorer that was declared excess property.   Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Municipal Shelter Inspection Report from 4/25/17 by the Animal Health Inspector. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of April, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to allow Kiona Stern of Grindhouse Youth Wrestling Club to hold an 11 week summer exercise and running program to be held in the Village Ballpark on weekdays beginning June 28th – September 8th from 8am – 9am. They have insurance and the program will not interfere with our recreation program. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to put the 1983 American Lafrance fire truck for sale as is on Auctions International as it was declared excess equipment. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow Chris Eggleston to provide a   banner to be hung in the Village Square congratulating his daughter Madison on completing boot camp and becoming a US Marine. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the Local Law #2 of 2017 to rescind Local Law #1 of 2017 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to allow Girl Scout Service Unit 201 to use the Ballpark and Pavilion on Sunday June 11th, 2017 from noon until 6pm for their end of the year ceremony and picnic. There will be approximately 50 girls and their families attending. The application, and hold harmless agreements are on file with the Village Clerk and the $150.00 deposit will be submitted prior to the event. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust account# 18-0460 by $1,504.44, the meter was read incorrectly. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

 

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to table a resolution to allow the boy scouts to store their trailer at the old DPW lot during their off season. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

 

Mayors Comments:  The rain has been putting us behind. The two task force teams have been doing a lot of work towards the shared service grant. Brush is going well. Will have some paving coming up soon.

 
Trustee Reports:

 

Trustee Kelly –  FSC started to do the installation of the cameras at the municipal building. The DPW cameras and the park will follow. Carpet is on order, and he will call with dates to start.

 

Trustee Tampio –  Pat Gooch is starting the LWRP meetings up and the next one will be held on May 22, from 2:30 – 4:00 pm at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The recreation program that Lou Pelletter has been work on needs money to get started and seems that the community is helping.

 
 
Trustee Burt –  We will be paving Old Main Rd. from Glenwood to Ward Ave., mill and pave Oak St., if money allows will work on Knight St. which needs work on the drops before it can be milled and paved. Glenwood will be a chip seal.
 
 
Trustee Hornburg – The grape festival had their first meeting for planning the 50th festival this year. One change they are reducing it from a four day to three day (Fri., Sat., Sun.). Another change they will need to make now that they will start on Friday is that the Village Square will be occupied with other entertainment. They would like to have the grape stomping in front of the ball park pavilion. There will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 15th at 4pm at their new head quarters, 9 Park Place. They would also like to know what the cost will be for the insurance and additional police coverage. Lastly they wanted permission to have the dumpster placed on the blacktop near the tennis court.
 
 
Village Attorney Peter Clark: Mayor reported – Met with Attorney Clark to go over negotiations, and we will meet with the CSEA on the 25th.
 
 
Sheriff: Mayor reported – We are still not receiving reports, but hope they will come soon.
 
 
Street Department Mayor reported – We have received requests from some organizations to work on some of the areas they need to get into. With the rain, we have been delayed in getting the work done. They were able to get the fountain up and running. Nate Uldrich will be in the Village tomorrow to explain some of the CFA funding available for sidewalks in the square and possibly others around the Village.
 
 
 
Water/Sewer Mayor reported: I had a discussion with them and told them they need to get the work orders done and the new meters installed.
 
 
Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: We met with Gina Paradis and discussed Hideaway Bay progress, and the Revere Inn which is in foreclosure at this time. George Borrello: We may be able to have an emergency demolition as soon as the title is cleared. Sandra Lindstrom: Also each of the planning board members have been assigned a section of the Village to check out the sidewalks they need to be replaced. Trustee Hornburg: The Land Bank is not going to take Hideaway down until they have a buyer. In order to keep the green line where it is they would need to work around the existing building in order to keep the space.
 
 
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.
Adjourned at 7:58 pm
 
____________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk
 

 
At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May 1st, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were
 
 
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
Attorney Peter Clark
 
Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Rebecca Cuthbert – Observer
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Kelly Ziegler
Donna Metzger
Wayne DonerPledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Clark.
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the April 17th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.19, including claims numbered 19376 through 19416 in the amount of $50,879.26, and Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No. 29, claim number 140 in the amount of
$2,895.35 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:
Presentation of the Silver Creek Central School Budget by Superintendent Todd Crandall and Business Manager Cindy Mackowiak.
Sandy Hornburg: Update on Revere Inn, there is a wire hanging down from the building and I am afraid kids will tamper with it.
 
New Business:
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to authorize the Mayor to sign the Timber Inventory Proposal from Forecon for the reservoir timber not to exceed $1,350. Trustees Kelly, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye, Trustee Tampio voting noe. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to allow Cub Scout Pack 252 to use the Ballpark Pavilion on Thursday May 11th, 2017 from 4:30pm until dusk for their end of year picnic. The application and hold harmless agreements have been submitted to the Village Clerk and the deposit of $150.00 will be received prior to the event. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of April, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the resolutions authorizing the Mayor to sign the necessary documents and instruments to fulfill obligations under the Engineering Planning Grant Agreement for the $100,000 grant award, the authorization and appropriation of local match, and SEQR Type II determination. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to authorize the Mayor to sign the Professional Engineering Services Proposal of GHD in the amount of $178,700 for Task 7 Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study Investigation/Reporting Priority 3 project. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconed by Trustee Hornburg to adopt the tentative budget with the following revisions: Acct# 1210.1 from $6,790 to $7,290, and Acct# 1010.1 from $19,040 to $19,540.
Total Budget $2,653,301 Broken down as:
General: $1,186,797
Water: $822,739
Sewer: $643,765
Tax Rate: 14.916071 decrease of 2.33% from last year.
Fiscal Year Begins June 1st.
Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Mayors Comments: Want to remind everyone about the annual garden faire on Saturday May 20th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. I am still asking the state to give us some money to help with paving. Whenever the thruway is closed we get all of the truck traffic and that is a lot of wear and tear on out streets. The Grape Festival wants to look into moving the grape stomping to the ball park pavilion area. Steve is going to look into it.
 
Trustee Reports:Trustee Kelly – Trustee Burt and I met with Chautauqua Mechanical to get an estimate done on the fountain. The Village/Town committee met regarding the grant for combining our municipal buildings. We are in the top 2 on the list being considered.

Trustee Tampio –  Want to commend Rebecca for writing a very good article regarding the youth recreation program.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.
 
Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.
 
Village Attorney Peter Clark:  Still waiting for answers from the DEC regarding the dam.
 
Sheriff: Mayor reported – There will be delays getting our reports until the new person is caught up.
 
Street Department Mayor reported –  Steve is putting together a paving list.
 
Water/Sewer Warren reported: Met with Dave Voigt to discuss the purchase of a welding machine and I advised he write up the purchase order.
 
Planning Board Donna Metzger:  Meeting is scheduled for May 8th. Gina Paradis and Patrich Gooch will be attending.
 
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Hornburg.
Adjourned at 8:03 pm
 
____________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk
 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 17th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were
 
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
 
Absent:
Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Observer Reporter
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Tony Pearl
Donna Metzger
Elizabeth VanCheri
Wayne Doner
 
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Moment of silence for Tony Sack, and Angeline Wolfe who passed away recently.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg
Absent: Attorney Clark (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the April 3rd, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the minutes of the April 11th, 2017 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.18, including claims numbered 19344 through 19375 in the amount of $15,159.87, and Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No. 28, claim number 139 in the amount of $1,369.18 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:
No One Spoke.
 
New Business:
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Elizabeth Van Cheri for the position of part time court clerk at a rate of $14.00 per hour effective 4/18/17. The appointment is per the recommendation of Justice Anthony Pearl.    Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow Kristin McChesney to use the Ballpark Pavilion on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from noon until 8:00pm. The application and hold harmless agreements have been submitted to the Village Clerk and the deposit of $150.00 has been received. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to remove the service charges from account 16-0025. The house was converted to a one family. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Saletta for the month of March, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of March, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Welcome to Elizabeth. Congratulations to Tony Pearl for being appointed to fill the remaining term of Justice Saletta at the Town of Hanover. The Girl Scouts will be cleaning up the Village Square on Friday. The Boy Scouts may assist with the clean up and possibly help some of the senior citizens with their yards. We had a good meeting regarding youth recreation and spoke to the superintendent about the possibility of having it at the school.

Our new Code Enforcement Officer has been active with permits and violators. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter. I spoke with Nate Aldrich about CFA funding from the state, and he will be writing grants to help us get funding for sidewalk replacements.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – FSC will be giving us a quote for replacement cameras. I spoke with Don Beckstein and he has copies of the re-zoning of Hideaway Bay property to commercial.

Trustee Tampio – I would like to point out that we have our own youth recreation program that addresses children 6-12. The program that Louie Pelletter is working on would address children from 13-18.

Trustee Burt – It would be nice to see more parents show up to the meetings regarding the recreation program. They will need a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer just to get started.
 
Trustee Hornburg – The next meeting for the recreation corporation will be on Wednesday 7:00pm at the Town Hall.
Village Attorney Peter Clark: Absent (Excused)
 
Sheriff: Mayor reported – We will be enforcing no left turns into the M&T Bank. Our reports will be delayed as Connie Olson retired.
 
Street Department Mayor reported –  The first brush pick up took about three days, and now that the season has started they should be able to get it done in half that time. They are sweeping the streets. Steve will be ordering the signs for the no left turn into the bank.
Water/Sewer Mayor reported – David advised that they had one more day of reading for this billing cycle. He also said there were less than 50 meters left to install and the majority were for outside the village customers. We will be shutting off water of outside village customers that have not paid.
 
Court Justice Pearl: With the untimely passing of Judge Saletta has backed up the court a bit. I am still looking for an associate judge. Thank board for appointing Elizabeth as new court clerk.
 
Planning Board Donna Metzger: The next meeting is May 8th and we will be looking into ideas for the Hide Away property.
Mayor: If we receive grant money, I would like to use some for sidewalks.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.
Adjourned at 7:49 pm
 
____________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk
 

 
At the Public Hearing of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were
 
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
Absent:
Attorney Peter Clark  (Excused)
Also Present:
Thomas Postle, ClerkPublic Hearing called to order by Mayor Piccolo.
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Roll Call by Clerk Postle:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg
Absent: Attorney Clark (Excused).
 
New Business:

 The Mayor Presented the 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget. Looks like there is going to be a decrease in taxes. We will be making adjustments and finalizing the budget to be adopted in May. Thank you to the board for the hard work.

Public Comment:  No one present.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.
Adjourned at 10:03 am.
_________________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk
 

 
At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 20th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
 
Absent:
Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Rebecca Cuthbert, Observer
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Sharon Burt
Donna Metzger
Kelly Ziegler
Natasha Souter
 
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Moment of silence in honor of the passing of Justice Richard Saletta.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg , Absent: Attorney Clark (Excused)

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the March 6th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.16, including claims numbered 19262 through 19295 in the amount of $33,440.87, and Abstract No.32 Capital Project (I & I) claim number 138 in the amount of $1808.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt and  Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:
Natasha Souter – I would like to invite the board members to celebrate with our Girl Scout Troop 20098 on the day before Earth Day which is April 21st. We will be doing a clean up in the Village Park, followed by a short celebration. We will leave the school at 3:30 pm and walk to the Village Park.
 
New Business:
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the declaration proclaiming April, 2017 as the Month of the Young Child as read by Mayor Piccolo.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with Computel Consultants Utility Savings Audit Program. The Village would only pay a one time 40% fee of the refund if any, otherwise there would be no charge. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to allow the Festival of Grapes Committee to hold their 50th Annual Festival of Grapes September 9th – 17th, 2017 in the Village Square, Ballpark, and Pavilion, with a parade being held on Sunday September 17th.   Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Municipal Shelter Inspection Report completed on 3/2/17 by the Animal Health Inspector. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the Enhanced Police Protection Agreement between the Town of Hanover and The Village of Silver Creek and executed by Mayor Piccolo effective immediately. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the sheriff’s report for the month of February, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to make an annual membership dues to the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. – Grape Discovery Center in the amount of $25.00. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of February, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Saletta for the month of February, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the Hanover Chamber of Commerce to hold the 25th annual Silver Creek 14136 Area Wide Sale on August 5th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All sales within the Village are required to purchase a $10.00 permit as a fund raiser to the Chamber with any profits to be invested back into the community. Also request that the rest rooms in the ball park pavilion be available during the sale hours. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to table the request to increase the annual Meals on Wheels donation to $500.00. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: The Tentative Budget for 2017-2018 has been filed with the Village Clerk and at this time there appears to be a slight decrease in the tax rate. Nick Coggins will be receiving his Eagle Scout rank on May 13th, 2017. Meals on Wheels March for Meals campaign is going on and if anyone would like to ride with one of the drivers they can let me know. The Tonawanda SPCA will not be accepting animals or transfers beginning Wednesday March 15th through Friday March 31st because they will be moving to their new facility in West Seneca. Warren talked to FCS about our cameras and will be quoting additional cameras to be installed.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Tampio – Trustees Kelly and Burt had a productive meeting with the fire department and hats off to them for that. Also there will be a job faire at the school Wednesday the 22nd from 5-9 pm and Saturday the 25th from 9am to noon. Anyone interested should call the school at 934-2603 ext. 1900.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Steve Schmitt of the Masonic Lodge has asked for permission to land his helicopter in the village ball park area. The Grand Matron and Grand Parton will be coming here for a work shop on May 7th. Steve would like to give them a tour of the area by helicopter.

Street Department Mayor reported – The streets department did a good job during the snow storm last week.

Water/Sewer Mayor reported –  Waiting for the letter from Wendel regarding the replacement of the pumps.
Planning Board Donna Metzger: We met last week but Patrick Gooch and Gina Paradis had to cancel. They will be attending next months meeting. We had a visitor come to the meeting and spoke about changing the appearance of Silver Creek. He is an architect and would like to work with us.
 
Fire Department: Mayor reported – As Trustee Tampio stated, we had a very productive meeting with the fire department.
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.
Adjourned at 7:39 pm
____________________________
Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk
 

 
At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were
Present:
Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo
Trustee Warren Kelly
Trustee Vincent Tampio
Trustee John Burt
Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg
Attorney Peter Clark

Also Present:
Thomas Postle, Clerk
Rebecca Cuthbert, Observer
Sandy Hornburg
Sandra Lindstrom
Louis Pelletter
Wayne Doner
Sharon Burt
Donna Metzger
Bill Metzger

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg , Attorney Clark

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the February 21st, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye.    Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.15, including claims numbered 19228 through 19260 in the amount of $21,024.46 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio,  and  Hornburg voting aye, Trustee Burt abstained. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:
Louis Pelletter: The Town Board has set a meeting for the youth recreation committee for March 22nd at 7 pm at the Town Hall. The meeting is to discuss the Hanover, Forestville, Silver Creek recreation program that originated in the eighties. The program was independent of the individual summer recreation programs. If there is interest, we can move forward.
 
New Business:
Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of February, 2017.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.
 
Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to remove the system generated penalty of $116.69 from account# 05-0194. There is a payment agreement in place. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the request of David Sheldon to do a project at the Silver Creek Boat Launch as preparation in obtaining his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. The project will include a bench, picnic table, and possibly a grill to be a picnic type setting. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  We are still in the process of trying to find a code enforcement officer. I will be interviewing someone. There are still interested parties interested in purchasing the reservoir and we are proceeding with the process.
We have found that a gas well exists at the reservoir and want to find out if there are any royalties for it.
We believe that the piece of property on Glenwood being used as a driveway is owned by the Village and when we know for sure, we will have Steve mark it as Village property and not allow travel on that section.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Will be meeting with FSC and Tim Roche to make sure our security cameras are all working properly. Brandyn Griewisch said any night next week will be fine to meet with board.  I gave everyone on the board a copy of the construction estimate for this board room. Steve D’Angelo, John Burt, and I will be meeting to get a list together of the streets that need work. The board can then set the priorities for paving.

Trustee Tampio – Good to see a report from the fire department.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.
 
Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.
 
Attorney Clark – I will be attending court on Wednesday regarding a case between Alvi and the Village.
 
Street Department Mayor reported – Asked Steve to request assistance from the county to clean up around the Main St. school. The sheriff had to chase some kids out and the latch for the gate was damaged. Steve is going to take a look at it to repair. Reminder that brush pick up does not start until April.
 
Water/Sewer Mayor reported – We did a lot draw to determine retention rights for Ben Wassell and Bill Ferneza because they were hired the same day.
 
Planning Board Donna Metzger:  We have a meeting scheduled a meeting on the 13th at 7pm.  Gina from the Land Bank will be there to discuss what we want to do with the pieces of property that they are handling.
 
Fire Department: Mayor reported –  EMS calls 31, with 4 mutual aid to Forestville, MVA 1, Fire 4, with 1 Mutual aid to Forestville, Courtesy calls 2.  Total calls for February 38.
 
Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.
Adjourned at 7:40 pm

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Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 21st, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee John Burt

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee Warren Kelly

Absent:

Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)

Also Present:

Kaitlin Murray Deputy Clerk

Rebecca Cuthbert, Observer

Sandy Hornburg

Susan Shiloh

Sharon Burt

Donna Metzger

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Deputy Clerk Murray: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Clark (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the February 6th, 2017 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Trustee Kelly abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the February 6th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye.  Trustee Kelly abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.14, including claims numbered 19192 through 19227 in the amount of $32,204.37, and Abstract No. 31 Capital Project (I&I), claim number 137 in the amount of $53,203.65 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees, Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and  Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board: No one spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the appointment of David Voigt to permanent Sewer and Water Superintendent effective 2/10/17 with a minimum probation period of 2 weeks up to maximum of 52 weeks. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of January, 2017.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of January, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Saletta for the month of January, 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust the following water/sewer accounts whose meters were calibrated incorrectly: 06-0110, 19-0390, 20-1370, 21-0650, 08-0570, 12-0320, 16-0660, 05-0196, 02-0250, 18-1110, 03-0255, 13-0400. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the increase in single stream recycling fee from Bestway Container Service until the recycling market increases. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Want to commend Steve for doing a great job with the streets department. He has kept the overtime down along with help from mother nature.

The man lift in the park is for the church not the village.

EMS has been quite active and assisting with Forestville calls.

The plant has been working well and preparing for phase 3.

The sale of the reservoir is in progressing. Attorney Clark suggested we have the timber appraised so we are working on that.

I spoke with the Department of Soil and Conservation, and they are moving forward with the lower reservoir project. I asked AJ Dolce to assist with a couple of grant writing projects and I will be giving him the information. Dave Wilson will be putting together the next Ben Weir project in the next month.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Working on the budget for 2017-2018. Met with DPW, W/S and completed theirs.  Will be working on the Justice system next week.

Contacted Troutman Associates to assist us with the upgrading the village fountain.

Trustee Tampio – Happy we are having a mild winter and saving on overtime and salt.

Trustee Burt – When Dave Wilson and the gentleman comes to look at the cameras, would it be possible to have some of the board members present.

Trustee Hornburg – I attended the planning board meeting last week, but Donna will report.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Planning Board Donna Metzger: We met last week and discussed three projects go forward. Would like to divide the six members into liaisons to each project. We will be doing a walk through of the Village with the Complete Streets staff at our May meeting. Looking into a dog park and may ask Purina for assistance.

Fire Department: Mayor reported –  Have not had a response to my memo asking at least one chief to attend the board meeting to give reports.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:40 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee John Burt

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)

Absent:

Trustee Warren Kelly ( Excused)

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk

Rebecca Cuthbert, Observer

Sandra Lindstrom

Sandy Hornburg

Susan Shiloh

Gary Shiloh

Deanna Borrello

Cheryl Kuppel

Bill Kuppel

Dale Brenkus

Richard Warden

Wayne Doner

Shawn Bull

Sharon Burt

Ed Newman

Brad Staufenberger

Louis Pelletter

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Clark. Absent: Trustee Kelly (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the January 17th, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.13, including claims numbered 19147 through 19190 in the amount of $157,270.94, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and  Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Shawn Bull – Interested in organizing a farmers market in the village during June, July, and August. What permits are required in order to get started? Mayor said to contact clerk for information.

Sandra Lindstrom – At the last board meeting, money was put into an account for the parks. One of the things that were never finished was to add a couple more benches. They are about $1000 each. Can any of the money be used for this and to clean up the pavilion. The doors need paint, the track and tennis court need work. Mayor: The money for the tennis court has been approved and the material is already here. We ran out of time last year to do the repairs. May keep one for tennis and turn the other into pickle ball courts. Sandra: Could the village clean up dead end of Crandall Ave. my family has taken care of it for many years and I can’t keep up with it like I used to. Mayor: The money set aside is for restoration of the fountain.

Louis Pelletter – To add to Sandy’s remarks, the theme of the park was to remain original. All of the benches were hand made. Forestville has a youth recreation program that they want to keep going. In order to do that it has to be town wide.  Back in the 80’s Frank Gerace created a Silver Creek, Forestville, Hanover Youth Rec. Inc. We may have to take over the program and want to know if you (the village) are interested. I would like to see the dining car back and the handicap ramp back. I spoke with the historian and she would like to open the historical room for certain events as in the past.

Sue Shiloh – Is the Village still pursuing a grant writer? Mayor: We were talking with Dunkirk but the grant writer they had, left. They have a new person in place, so we will try to work with them.

Gary Shiloh – Is there a plan to replenish trees in the Village? Mayor: Trees tend to damage sidewalks over the years as they grow. When the DOT project was done years ago they planted a lot of crab apple and tulip trees. It was not recommended to plant them between the sidewalk and the curb but many residents did not want them in their yards. The salt and chemicals that the DOT uses for treating the streets is killing the roots of some of the trees. I was not happy with the job that the tree service that NYSEG hired to trim trees. In the ball park they only cut the branches and left them for the Village to clean up. The planning board is putting together a list of priority projects and can add trees to the list.

Brad Staufenberger – Has anything been done with the cameras? One year ago my daughter was almost abducted. The sheriff tried to use the cameras and told me the cameras were not on. Mayor: We did have some repairs done to the cameras, that were out of line. Brad: Has anyone contacted Trout Unlimited regarding the creeks. They will come in to clean the water ways and promote trout fishing and advertise.  The DEC will do the same type of thing. Mayor: The County Soil and Conservation has filed a grant with the DEC to do work on the reservoir and creeks. Brad: Is anything being done with the ball fields in the park. Mayor: We had an agreement with the little league but have not heard from them yet for this year. Brad: I ask because when the City of Buffalo started the skating rink in the middle of winter, the net profit was $175 K. We could utilize that are for a skating rink or dog park. Mayor: We discussed skate board areas and a dog park in the past. The planning board will be looking into a dog park and other ideas for these type of things. The planning board meeting is Monday night and they would love to hear your ideas and you are welcome to come. Brad: I may be able to attend, but my main concern is the cameras and the possibility of adding more.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to delete the service charge account# 19-0590. It was converted to a single family home. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adopt Local Law No. 1 of the year 2017 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to authorize the Mayor to sign a Temporary Storage Agreement between the Village of Silver Creek and NYSEG for use of the property known as the paper street section of Porter Ave. as a staging area for utility equipment and supplies. NYSEG will pay the Village on a month to month basis the sum of $500.00 per month beginning February 6th, 2017 through December 31st, 2018 with the option to extend if necessary. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to hold the Silver Creek Fireworks Display on July 3rd with a rain date of July 5th, 2017 and authorize the clerk to sign the contracts with Young Explosives to secure these dates and dollar amount as determined by the board.    Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club to hold their annual Garden Faire on May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. There will be some set up on Friday night and take down on Saturday night. They also request the Village to hang their Garden Faire banner, and provide picnic tables, traffic cones, trash barrels, and access to water and electric as in previous years. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of January, 2017. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to un-reserve the debt service reserves from the water fund to pay for the water debt costs for 2016 – 2017. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  Met with DEC, Urban Engineering, Soil & Conservation regarding the lower reservoir. There are studies that need to done on the damn and waterway by the DEC.

The Village expense should be only shared service and grant money.

Please keep Judge Saletta in prayers, he is experiencing some health issues. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday February 21st due to President’s Day holiday on the 20th.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Absent (Excused)

Trustee Tampio – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – I finished the yearly court audit with Lisa Adams. I would like to give Lisa a vote of confidence for the job she is doing at her new position.

Attorney Clark –  Nothing at this time.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets: Mayor reported – Steve D’Angelo is serving the Village very well. Our overtime costs are down due to mother nature, and some creative scheduling by Steve.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – Still making appointments to change meters out.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom: We have a meeting on Monday the 13th at 7pm.

Fire Department: Mayor reported – Have been quite active.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:10 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on January 17th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee John Burt

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent:

Attorney Peter Clark (Excused)

Also Present:

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Sandy Hornburg

Donna Metzger

Bill Metzger

Deanna Borrello

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Clark (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the January 3rd, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.12, including claims numbered 19102 through 19146 in the amount of $42,061.23, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and  Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Rebecca Cuthbert:  A burglary was reported on Rix Place, so just a reminder to lock your     doors and windows.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Saletta for the month of December, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of December, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of December, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to declare the White 2001 Ford Explorer as excess equipment. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adjust the penalty of $21.29 off of account# 05-0194. There is an agreement in place for monthly payments without penalty. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to transfer $1600.00 from account A1990 Contingent to account A1920 Municipal Association Dues to pay Chadwick Bay Regional Development Corp. 2017 dues. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to transfer $197,000  to reserve account 202.1 DPW Equipment reserve from the un-appropriated funds account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to create a Fountain & Park reserve account and transfer $20,000 into it from the un-appropriated funds account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to create a Camera reserve account and transfer $5,000 into it from the un-appropriated funds account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to create a Municipal Building Upgrades account and transfer $50,000 into it from the un-appropriated funds account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to un-reserve the Police Car account and transfer $25,798.96 to the Equipment reserve account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to transfer $144,500 to the Equipment reserve account from the un-appropriated funds account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of December, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: We are moving money around so we can purchase a new dump truck for the DPW, restore the fountain in the square, upgrade the camera’s in the ball park. We are hoping we can stay under the cap again this year. We are going to consider raising our donation to Dunkirk/Fredonia Meals on Wheels. There are many local residents that depend on this service. We will be holding a public hearing on February 6th at 6:45pm to override the tax cap as a precaution. The board meeting will immediately follow. I want to commend our disaster team for being on stand by watching the creeks. Fortunately the rain let up and we avoided any flooding. We have been in contact with soil and conservation, DEC, and urban engineering and there will be a meeting scheduled for February 2nd or 3rd.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – John Burt and I met with the town committee to finalize the sheriff contract. The town is looking into funding for a new facility and may include the Village in the study. Mayor: The county contract with us will be finalized when? Trustee Kelly: I believe it will go before legislation this month. The town contract should be passed on the next meeting.

Trustee Tampio – Hats off to the Observer for printing some positive articles.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – The monthly court reports are completed and Justice Pearl told me the annual reports will be ready for audit.

Attorney Clark Mayor reported – Peter is getting the final paperwork together regarding the sale of the reservoir that is needed for the DEC.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets: Mayor reported – We have 9 old park benches that need to be restored. They are sure that 5 or 6 can be done. They could then be placed near the businesses around the village.

Water/sewer: Trustee Kelly reported – Dave Voigt said all of the meter readings were done. He will be at our meeting tomorrow to talk about the new van he was to purchase.

Planning Board Donna Metzger:  We will be having a meeting next month. At the last meeting we discussed the possibility of a dog park in the village.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 8:05 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on January 3rd, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Also Present:

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Sandy Hornburg

Donna Metzger

Deanna Borrello

Sharon Burt

Ralph Crawford

Amy Crawford

Trisha Crawford

Linda DeFries Johnson

Donna Fox

Sylvia Patterson

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag:

Meeting Prayer by Pastor Tom Pollock.

Appointments made by Mayor Piccolo:

Village Attorney – Peter D. Clark

Village Street Superintendent Steven D’Angelo

Acting Village Justice Richard Saletta

Village Justice (Elected) – Anthony Pearl

Swearing in ceremony of Justice Anthony Pearl by Justice Richard Saletta.

Swearing in ceremony of Acting Justice Richard Saletta, Trustee Vince Tampio, and Trustee John Burt by Justice Anthony Pearl.

Mayor welcomed Attorney Clark.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle:

Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Clark.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the December 19th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.11, including claims numbered 19058 through 19101 in the amount of $33,219.63, Abstract No. 30 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 136 in the amount of $700.07, and Abstract No. 12 Capital Project (NYSERDA) claim number 112 in the amount of $1538.60 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and  Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Ralph Crawford read a letter announcing his retirement from the Village of Silver Creek effective at the end of business on January 6th, 2017.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the Mayor’s appointments (Listed Above). Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for year ending December, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to pay the Village’s annual dues to Chadwick Bay in the amount of $1600.00 Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Remind everyone of the Polar Bear Swim on January 8th at the Fireman’s Club. The festivities begin at Noon with the swim at 1:00 pm. We have received an even lower price from NOCO on our fixed electrical price. By the time we actually signed the agreement the price had gone down slightly. We went from our current rate of .0537 to a proposed rate of .0538 and actually ended up with a rate of .05324. We have also received word today that another business is coming into the Village (Silver Creek Sales). It does a heart good to read the article about businesses coming into Silver Creek. The demolition of Hide Away is scheduled for February. We had a plugged storm sewer line in the square today. The water and streets departments worked together to get it cleaned out.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Received word from GHD that the paper work is in so we can finalize the funding for the grinder pumps. Thank you to Rebecca for the nice article in the paper regarding the renovations and improvements in Silver Creek. Happy New Year to everyone.

Trustee Tampio – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Burt –  Looking forward to the next two years working with the board.

Trustee Hornburg – Welcome back to Vince and John. Good luck to you Ralph on your future endeavors, it was nice working with you.

Attorney Clark –  It is a pleasure to be here and I look forward to working with the Mayor and Board.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported – We are waiting for the final approval of the new contract from the town.

Streets: Mayor reported – The decorations are down from the park. I have been in contact with Sheila Madden regarding the donation of lights for the park. She wants to also donate some lights for the festival of grapes.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – I have a phone call with David and Wendel tomorrow to discuss drafting a letter to replace the pumps and equipment that had failed in the first year.

Fire Department Mayor reported: There were a total of 568 calls for the year of 2016. Thank you to our volunteers. We are fortunate to have the people we do.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: We will be contacting the county to give us a presentation on regarding the Complete Streets program. We can ask Lisa to come here and do a walking tour. We will be setting up a meeting for next month.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Hornburg.

Adjourned at 7:30 pm

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to reopen the meeting. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to enter into executive session at the request of Attorney Clark to discuss the sale of the reservoir. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to closed the executive session and re-enter the meeting. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the proposal of GHD to assist the Village with the SEQR process on the reservoir in order to proceed with the sale. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:45 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 

 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on December 19th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Also Present:

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the December 5th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.10, including claims numbered 19034 through 19057 in the amount of $15,613.96, Abstract No. 29 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 135 in the amount of $5,000.00, and Abstract No. 11 Capital Project (NYSERDA) claim number 111 in the amount of $4,135.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye, Trustee Burt voting no. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Rebecca Cuthbert: I would like to hear more about the engineering planning grant that is listed under the Mayor’s comments.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the 16th Annual Polar Bear Swim for Charity to be held on January 8th, 2017. The swim will once again be held at the Firehouse on the Lake at 23 Jackson Street and surrounding area of the Village. The event begins at noon, the swim is at 1:00 pm, and benefits Women & Children’s Hospital, the Silver Creek Food Pantry, Silver Creek Rescue Squad and Sunset Bay Fire Department. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to transfer $1,000 from account# A1990 Contingent Expenses to account# 1420.45 Contractual Expense to pay Hodgson Russ for professional services on the BAN 2015 (Flood Damage). Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve Change Order #1 of Chautauqua Mechanical for additional material and labor on the grinder pump project in the amount of $1808.00. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: We have been selected to receive up to $100,000 for the engineering planning grant through the NY Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. We have also been awarded $250,000 grant for the lower reservoir through Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation. We also have been approved $175,000 for back stabilization. Please note that brush and leaf pick up is finished until April. The next board meeting will be on January 3rd. Jeff Griewisch (Disaster Coordinator) contacted me on Sunday morning to advise that we had an ice jam that the disaster team was watching, but it did subside without any flooding. Updates on Hide away bay demolition, and status of Revere Inn.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – We are putting together a spreadsheet for the purchase of some new vehicles. Dave Voigt, and Steve D’Angelo will be meeting with us to go over their requests for vehicles. We have requested an amortization schedule for the I&I project payments. We also need a profit and loss for the Capital Reserve accounts.

Trustee Tampio –  Confirm the next board meeting is January 3rd, 2017.

Trustee Burt – Could we get a list of all of the Village cell phones and the numbers for each of them. Wish a Merry Christmas.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time other than wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Attorney Sullivan – Mayor reported – Mike wanted to wish the board a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and thank you for the time given to him as attorney. He said that Peter Clark will do a good job for us.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets: Mayor reported – Steve said things were going pretty smoothly and the equipment is working well.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – David said that they were getting caught up on meter installations and still working on fire hydrants.

Fire Department Mayor reported: Warren sent e-mail requesting reports, and Todd Johnson (Chief) said he was not aware that he need to do so, but will get fire department reports. The emergency squad will need to be contacted for their reports. Warren will e-mail Chief, to advise that the reports have been combined for every year that he (Warren) can remember.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom:  Will contact Donna regarding project ideas.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:40 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on December 5th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Attorney Michael Sullivan

Also Present:

Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Wayne Doner

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle:Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg  Attorney Sullivan.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the November 21st, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye, Trustee Kelly Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.9, including claims numbered 18997 through 19033 in the amount of $50,025.94 following proper audit with no exceptions.

Trustee Burt requested explanation of late charge on the lease payment for copy machine in clerks office before paying. Explained that the bill comes from Texas and does not give enough time to pay by due date. Vendor was contacted and bill will now come by e-mail and an additional 5 days to pay. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandra Lindstrom: Where in the budget is the money allocated to pay Steve D’Angelo.

Mayor: He is being paid out of the general fund.

Sandra Lindstrom: Our attorney costs are going up. I remember it being about $6300 and then up to $7000, but at $1000 per month is almost double and where is that money coming from.

Mayor: We did shop around and costs can be as high as $4000 per month and the attorney we are looking at has municipal experience.

Rebecca Cuthbert of The Observer: I would like to pass along a thank you from the food pantry for all that donated to the cause.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to close the regular meeting and enter into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to close the executive session and re-open the regular meeting.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to hire Peter Clark as Village Attorney effective January1st, 2017 at a cost of $1,000.00 per month. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $2,010.00 from account# A1990 Contingent Expenses to account# A1420.45 Contractual Expense to pay Hodgson Russ as bond counsel for professional services that covered our RAN. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to authorize the Mayor to sign the NOCO agreement for fixed rate on electric supply prices effective February 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of November, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of November, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court Report by Justice Saletta for the month of November, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court Report by Justice Pearl for the month of November, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to authorize the Mayor to sign Amendment No. 5 between the Village of Silver Creek and GHD Consulting Services, Inc. to provide 2016 annual reporting to evaluate the I&I reduction from previous year as required by the NYSDEC. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Glad to see the donations coming to the food pantry. The yard clean up has been cancelled for this season, but will try to do a spring clean up instead. There will be only two more leaf pick ups, and if the Observer can note that only brush that is in containers will be picked up. Had a meeting with Wendel about the pumps at the sewer plant. They are going to contact the manufacturer and ask for something to be done to compensate the Village. Kiwanis sold chicken dinners to raise money to buy toys for families in need.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly: Fran Dolce told me that the fire hydrant across the street from her house is not working and wanted to know the status of the rebuild. Mayor: The water department will be replacing it as soon as they catch up.

Trustee Tampio – Congratulations to Mike Sullivan we wish you well and will miss you.

Trustee Burt – Congratulations to Mike Sullivan, has been a pleasure working with you.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Attorney Sullivan: I will be sure to get everything I have for the Village over to Peter Clark.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets: Mayor reported – Steve said they are moving along on leaves.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported –  David has taken one of the pump motors for repair. We will be discussing what we feel Wendel needs to do for us.

Fire Department Mayor reported: Warren stated that the chief stated he did not know he was expected to provide monthly reports, I advised that he was.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom:  I will contact Donna for status of the requests of the mayor.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:30 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on November 21st, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Absent: Attorney Michael Sullivan (Excused)

Trustee Warren Kelly

Also Present: Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Sharon Burt

Steve Riczker

Nickey Riczker

Lucas Riczker

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Trustee Kelly, Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the November 7th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.8, including claims numbered 18956 through 18996 in the amount of $119,656.73 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Rebecca Cuthbert:  The Silver Creek Food Pantry is really hurting for donations. The shelves are almost bare. They will take food donations as well as money. We hope that the article will help spread the word and generate donations.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club to hold their annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from noon – 3:00 pm. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to hire Kaitlin Murray as PT village office clerk retroactive to November 8th, 2016, at $10.00 per hour until the end of the fiscal year May 31st, 2017. Trustees Tampio, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye, Trustee Burt voting no. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Saletta for the month of October, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report of Justice Pearl for the month of October, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of October, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to pay the Chadwick Bay dues in the amount of $1600.00 for the year of 2017. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow Chris Eggleston to have a banner hung in the Village Square congratulating his daughter Kennedy from boot camp and becoming a US Marine. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: We had to cancel the yard clean up due to the weather. May reschedule after the holiday if weather permits. The streets department is making their third trip around the Village picking up leaves. I want to introduce my oldest daughter Nickey, grandson Lucas, who is here for a school project to view Village Government. He has helped with meals on wheels and is an honor student. The roof is on the block building, and the water department is working on some fire hydrants. I am waiting for the person that wants to make a donation for Christmas lights on behalf of her father to get back to me.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly: Absent.

Trustee Tampio –  I received a call from a neighbor regarding vandalism of their gazebo. I will be following up with the sheriff.

Trustee Burt – The leaf pick up is going good. Hopefully the box will hold up for the rest of the season.

Trustee Hornburg – This past Wednesday night Trustee Burt, Donna Metzger, and myself attended a seminar called Neighborhood Pride Challenge. It is a county wide project that will assist a neighborhood with beautification such as plantings and park benches. It is a matching fund and there is money available to apply for.

Attorney Mayor reported:  The arbitration is set for December 5th.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets: Mayor reported – 2 trucks are ready for snow.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported –  Second pump is back on line. They did get the roof on the block building. David is on vacation, but will stop in during our meeting tomorrow morning with Wendel.

Fire Department Mayor reported: The county will need the serial numbers for the radios that will be  purchased with the loan money.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom:  Nothing at this time.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:40 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

 

At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on November 7th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Absent:

Attorney Michael Sullivan (Excused)

Also Present:

Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Sharon Burt

Tony Borrello

Wayne Doner

Winfield Doner

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the minutes of the October 17th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.7, including claims numbered 18903 through 18955 in the amount of $46,836.62, and Abstract No. 28 Capital Project (I&I), claim number 134 in the amount of $819.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio,  Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Rebecca Cuthbert: Will there still be a work shop tomorrow as it is election day? Mayor: It will be a short one.

Rebecca: Does the Village know what is going on at the old Hoggs Dairy building? Mayor:  They are re-facing the  building but we don’t know what he is going to do with them.

Trustee Kelly: Pete Smith Jr. purchased the building along with Dr. Wright’s and the Record agency building.

Rebecca: What about the Red’s building?

Mayor: Rumor is that the pierogie maker from Buffalo may be opening up a production facility, but only a rumor.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement Report for the month of October, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of September, 2016.   Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to table the hiring of Kaitlin Murray as part time village office clerk at a rate of $10.00 per hour for discussion at our work shop tomorrow. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayor Piccolo appointed Kaitlin Murray to the position to start working on November 8th.

The board can discuss at the appointment at the work shop for approval next meeting.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to declare the village owned parcel listed as 0 Thomas Ave. , SBL# 49.05-4-48 as excess property with a tax roll value of $2,200.00.  Trustee Kelly voting No, Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  Winter parking hours will be going into effect November 15th., Brush is done for the year unless it is in containers. Leaves will be picked up continuously until the weather will not permit. We have the no parking signs up on Howard Street from the Village line down to the bridge. I will be meeting with the DOT regarding the placement of signs for the other side of the street. We will leave the area from the bridge up to Tew St. for Sunday parking for those who attend St. Alban’s Church. There were no incidents on Halloween. Now that football season is done, I will be in contact with Mr. Helmer to organize the yard clean up for the seniors in the village that can’t get out and do it themselves. The grinder pit project started today at the Fireman’s club and will continue with the others on Main Street. Good luck to all in the elections tomorrow.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  I have a copy of the new Sheriff contract proposal. I will send it to the board members for review. It looks like we are still saving money and hopefully we can get it done prior to the beginning of the year. We will also present it to the committee at the Town for approval.

Trustee Tampio – I have been receiving complaints from my neighbors of skunks in their yards coming from the old school. It has been costing a lot of money to have them removed. We need to address this issue in our work shop. Another neighbor has complained of robbery of items from their shed.  I have signs out by my bushes and there was some pornographic graffiti on the sidewalk and I don’t appreciate it.

Trustee Burt –  I have been in contact with streets department and things are going pretty smooth. They did inform me that the leaf box is going to need extensive repairs by the time leaf season is done. We need to look into repair or replacement of it.

Trustee Hornburg –  I had a discussion with Linda DeFries-Johnson this morning regarding five skateboards that were confiscated by the Sheriff and stored in her office. They all belong to the same individual, and the mother wants to have them returned. According to Linda there is a storage fee to be paid before they can be released. I believe she also spoke to Tom regarding the fee. Tom: The code states the storage fees will be set by the board.

Attorney Mayor reported:  Possible dates for arbitration are December 5th, 6th, 7th. Working on the Alvi case. We have 3 or 4 interested parties in the reservoir, one is the DEC.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Water/sewer: Mayor reported –  The materials for the roof are ordered. Steve will loan a couple of guys from the streets to assist. Moving along with meter replacements and correcting problems.

Fire Department Mayor reported: Spoke with the county and they need to give us the serial numbers of the radios they purchased with the loan from the county.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom:  Nothing at this time. Mayor requested follow up on the Main Street grants. Also, I would like the planning board to take on the project of replacing street signs.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:37 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on October 17th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Absent:

Attorney Michael Sullivan (Excused)

Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Deanna Borrello

Sharon Burt

Tony Borrello

Wayne Doner

Rebecca Fancher

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the October 3rd, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.6, including claims numbered 18864 through 18902 in the amount of $226,846.22 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio,  Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:  No one spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of September, 2016 for Justice Saletta. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of September, 2016 for Justice Pearl. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to set the hours for Trick or Treating on October 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Village of Silver Creek. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club to hold their annual Halloween Parade at 5:30 pm on Monday October 31st with Trick or Treat hours to be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The insurance certificate is on file in the clerks office.   Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $11,600.00 from the water fund balance to account# F8320.2 (Equipment Account) to pay for the repair work at the pump station. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, Seconded by Trustee Burt to transfer $4,710.09 from contingent account# A1990 to account# A7110.41 (Contractual Expense) to pay for repairs to the tennis court. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion by Trustee Hornburg, Second by Trustee Burt to transfer $7,000.00 from account# A1420.1 (Law) to account# A1420.4 (Contractual Expense) to pay our attorney services for the months of June, July, and August, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  This will be the last week for brush pick up. Next month will start on leaf pick up.  Welcome Mr. D’Angelo who started today. He met with the street department and they were receptive to what he had to say. I have a feeling that it is going to be a positive for us going forward. There are some things that he does in the town that are done differently in the village, but with his back ground and knowledge he will be able to help with some projects moving forward. There is a mattress out on Main St. and please take note that it will not get picked up unless it has a bag attached.  They started taking out concrete along Community Bank. The DOT have marked the locations for the no parking signs. A dog bag station has been installed at George Borrello Park and all of the stations have been filled with bags. The streets department has repainted and replaced several street signs. I have talked with the county for assistance with grant money to replace all of the street signs in the village. We will be applying for grants for downtown restoration of some of the business fronts. There are some interested parties in purchasing the reservoir. I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween. The girl involved with the Teal Pumpkin project wanted to thank the board for the support.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – GIS map to Nick. When is the arbitration starting? Mayor: Attorney was supposed to contact CSEA. Waiting for schedule.

Trustee Tampio – In regards to the village restoration, I think we need to have the town involved with that.

Trustee Burt – Spoke to Bill Quinn regarding the tennis court. We may not be able to get it done this year as the leaves are starting to fall. We have all of the material here and can start in the spring. There may be brush to pick up after the high winds that are in the forecast. The stumps are all done.

Trustee Hornburg – I read the article about the land bank and Hide Away. I have had questions regarding the Revere Inn.

Mayor: If we take possession we can turn it over the land bank. Linda has spoke to the owner and he is still waiting for the environmental  study to come back. The paper work is being completed with the DEC on Hide Away Bay. The plan is to demolish and put it up for bid for development.

Attorney Mayor reported: Mike said he was going to meet with CSEA attorney and hoped that the arbitration would be moving forward next week.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Very active.

Streets Department Mayor reported:  They had a good meeting with Steve.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported –  David requested permission to purchase a probe that can detect leaks and things like that. They will be replacing the crushed line on Newton St.

Fire Department: No report.

Planning Board Sandy Lindstrom: We had a meeting  on Columbus Day that was not well attended. We will reschedule.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 7:43 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on October 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Warren Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Absent:

Attorney Michael Sullivan (Excused)

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk

Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Deanna Borrello

Sharon Burt

Donna Metzger

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the September 19th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.5, including claims numbered 18835 through 18863 in the amount of $41,867.14 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Deanna Borrello: My husband Tony asked me to speak tonight because he is in a meeting at the church. He wanted to notify the community that the sign at George Borrello Park was not stolen. He removed the sign because it was in bad shape, and is having a new one made.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the Silver Creek Court annual review for the year of 2015. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to adjust account# 05-0191 in the amount of $106.52. The trailer was unoccupied and the computer generated an estimated bill. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the membership application of Brianna Flannery as a member of the Hook & Ladder Company. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of September, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of September, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion by Trustee Kelly, Seconded by Trustee Tampio resolves that;

Whereas, the this Village Board desires to create a position within the Village of Silver Creek to be known as “Street Superintendent” and desires to have the position classified as management as the position will direct work and supervise Village employees; and

Whereas the Village Board has reviewed the Chautauqua County Human Resources duty description for the existing position of Street Superintendent, non-competitive for the village of Celeron, Lakewood & Westfield and hereby determine that said description included the duties which the board determines are necessary in the Village of Silver Creek; and

Whereas the position will be part-time in the Village of Silver Creek, therefore be it

Resolved that the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek does hereby create the title to be known as “Street Superintendent” a part-time, non-competitive management position in the Village of Silver Creek workforce; and be it further

Resolved that the Mayor is authorized to sign the County of Chautauqua Department of Human Resources form CCP-222, new position duties statement attached hereto; and be it further

Resolved that said form and this resolution shall be sent to the Chautauqua County Department of Human Resources with instructions to create the position within the Village of Silver Creek municipal work titles. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion by Trustee Kelly, Second by Trustee Hornburg resolves that;

Whereas, the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek has created the position of “Street Superintendent” in the Village workforce; and

Whereas the Village Board desires to hire a Street Superintendent; therefore be it

Resolved that the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek does hereby hire and appoint Steven A. D’Angelo, 11602 York Road, Silver Creek New York, 14136 as the Village of Silver Creek Street Superintendent as a part-time village officer at the annual rate of pay of $20,000.00; and be it further Resolved, that the appointment shall be effective October 17, 2016 and shall continue at the will and discretion of the Mayor and Village Board without a set term. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I have some comments to make and I don’t want Rebecca to be mad at me, but, I think it is ridiculous when dog waste is on the front page, when there are other things are going on. We talked about this on the 19th and all of a sudden there is an article in the paper. People from Dunkirk and Fredonia are asking about dog waste in Silver Creek. The follow up should have been to contact someone on the board to ask what was done. The next day we had our work shop and after, I contacted the sheriff department for an update on the patrols being made around George Borrello Park and  they have yet to find anyone sleeping on the bench. I also contacted Mr. Borrello to inquire about the sign, and he told me he removed it to have it restored at his expense. We have ordered a dog bag station for the park, but it won’t come overnight.  Rebecca Cuthbert: I will be happy to do a follow up. Mayor: When it comes to a porta potty, I want you to let me know if you know any entity with beach front that has a porta potty out after Labor Day. We talked about it on the 19th, but we are not going to put a porta potty out this late. Rebecca: You also stated that you have had problems with it being tipped over. Mayor: Yes we had problems with that. Next year people are going to have to swim at their own risk. We are not going to have a life guard and have the health department check our shore lines to make sure it meets the state requirements for swimming. Our street department has told us that people that are down there that have small children and change diapers, they put them in the trash can. I would think that the people at the Fireman’s Club would see people doing things on the beach and would have complained about it. We did follow up on these things, and I spoke with the sheriff back in April about people hanging around at the boat launch and gazebo. The vandalism has been less this year and we only had one instance at the pavilion in the ball park with graffiti and the girl was made to clean it up. When somebody brings something to this board, we react on it as soon as we can. If you are going to do a follow up, please ask what has been done and lets talk about it. Rebecca: In my defense, it was said at a public meeting and I wrote what was said, and what you said and that you were going to work on it, so I would be happy to do a follow up and I don’t see what I did wrong. Mayor: My interpretation of freedom of the press and what your editors interpretation are what I always thought a reporter finds the facts before they make a report or statement, and I am not blaming you.

We are trying to fix and replace many street signs around the Village and hopefully replace some of the sidewalks. We want to get the Village in shape again. There has been some talk about revitalization down town. I did receive a letter from the DOT regarding the trucks parking on Howard Street.  They will install no parking signs in the area requested. They will also review the parking in front of the Library.  We had a couple of people fall in front of Community Bank. We have told them that it is the responsibility of the business. They will be eligible for some reimbursement for the replacement and we will help with hauling of material.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – I want to thank this board and mayor for the cooperation in establishing this Street Superintendant position. I think the Village is going to benefit from this because Steve has 25 plus years of experience with the Town of Hanover as highway superintendent.

Trustee Tampio – I want to echo what Warren said about Mr. D’Angelo. We did have him here for an interview, and talked about some of the problems we have in the village. He will be a good fit and money well spent.

Trustee Burt – With Steve coming on board, it will probably give us a better chance of getting streets paved. Hopefully make some progress next year. Getting caught up on  the stump grinding.

Trustee Hornburg – Echo others comments.

Attorney: Mayor reported: Mike has talked to CSEA attorney and the arbitration will be moving along soon. He was going to send an e-mail regarding Alvi. He may have left the country, and we may have to go after him directly.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Been steady and busy. Received a couple of calls about people moving in on Jackson. Linda said they are only storing things in the building and no one will be allowed to live there until it is inspected by code enforcement.

Streets Department Mayor reported: Will finish brush on Tuesday. Working on the box for the leaf machine.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – The office has been scheduling meter replacement appointments. They are working on a couple of hydrants.

Fire Department: Mayor reported:  Discussion regarding the purchase of radios. John Burt will follow up with fire wardens next meeting.

Court: Mayor reported:  Audit was completed.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: Dan Drozdiel and I attended a conference on Complete Streets. Very well attended and very interesting.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:53 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on September 19th, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Also Present:

Sandy Hornburg

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sandra Lindstrom

Daniel Pope

Faith Jones

Paul Stephen

Alliyson Feldmann

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the minutes of the August 15th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the August 30th, 2016 Special Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Trustee Burt Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.3, including claims numbered 18744 through 18777 in the amount of $82,911.78, Abstract No. 4, including claims numbered 18778 through 18834 in the amount of $38,058.09, and Abstract No. 49 Capital Project (Water System Improvement) claim number 1061 in the amount of $3,320.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the low bid for the Grinder Pump Project of $56,099 from Chautauqua Mechanical. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $278.89 from contingent account 1990 to account 1210.4 Mayor Contractual to pay attorney fees. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Dan Pope 3 Front St.- Following up on 5 Front St. and e-mailed pictures of the property. Mayor: Our code enforcement officer has met with the owner regarding the state of the property and the next step will be to issue a court appearance. Mr. Pope: Some of the neighbors have asked me to speak on their behalf and request that a porta potty be placed in the area for beach goers. There have also been people sleeping in the pavilion over night. Mayor: I will ask the sheriff to patrol the area more often. Mr. Pope: The George Borrello sign is missing from the park. Also would like to request a dog waste bag station at the park as many people walk their dogs and do not pick up the waste. Mayor: We will look into it.

Alliyson Feldmann 13 Beachview: Spoke about Teal Pumpkin Project – pick up to be in front of Village Hall on October 14th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Paul Stephen owner Silver Village: Asking for explanation of water/sewer bill. Mayor: 5% increase is what ECWA increased our price to. The $65.00 sewer debt is going to be for each unit and billed quarterly. Sandra Lindstrom 2 Crandall Ave.: I would like to know the status of the Visone arbitration. Is the board going to go back to having workshops prior to meetings and if the workshops will continue on Tuesdays, could you vary the times so others can attend. Mayor: We have talked about it, but having the workshop right before the meeting has not been productive. Trustee Kelly: We are the first board in decades that have a once a week workshop and 9:00 am is a good time for all of us. It is impossible to change the time to an afternoon because I work afternoons and Jeff works afternoons. We get so much done in the three hours that we meet that it works for us. I would love to say that we could change the time but it is impossible right now. Mayor: We have talked about it, and we want everything to be transparent to the public. Mayor: The Visone arbitration was not in our favor and we made payment to them. Ms. Lindstrom: Can you disclose the amount? Mayor: Yes $352 thousand dollars. One more thing, you can’t change what’s over, but you can change where you go, but we have got to put the past behind us. Some of you have been previous board members or  mayors and are part of the history of this village. I think we just have to go forward and stop worrying about the past.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to remove $67.06 from account# 16-0540. The house was sold by the county. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for July and August, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of August, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to award the contract for Construction of Grinder Pumps for the Village of Silver Creek at 70 Main St., 72 Main St., 74 Main St., and the Fireman’s Club at Front and Jackson Streets to Chautauqua Mechanical Inc. in the amount of $56,099. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Effective October 3rd the board will resume normal meeting schedule of the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Commend the streets department for all they did over the weekend and were able to get the fountain pump working. We do a lot of work for the Grape Festival in set up and clean up. Brush pick up will be delayed until clean up is completed. Commend Festival of Grape for a great parade. Village office will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, but will open on Thursday. We are waiting for the DOT to respond to the complaint of the truck parking on Howard St., they will be placing no parking signs on both sides of the street. The sheriff can then enforce them.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Cancel workshop for tomorrow.

Trustee Tampio – Thank you to Warren for requesting a new toilet seat for the Village Hall rest room.

Trustee Burt – We have the materials for the tennis court. Catching up on stump grinding.

Trustee Hornburg – Court audit was completed last Wednesday. The girls really know their jobs. Commend Grape Festival for a great weekend despite the weather.

Attorney: Mayor reported: Our attorney wanted to give an update on our PERB case. The arbitration case regarding Ralph should be scheduled very soon.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Very active.

Streets Department Mayor reported: Fountain has been repaired and working. Will start brush tomorrow or Wednesday.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – Moving along on meter installs since the office has been scheduling appointments. Three hydrants have been done and two other ready to be installed.

Fire Department: Mayor reported: Very active.

Court: Mayor reported: Audit completed.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Nothing at this time.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 7:25 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on August 15th, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo

Trustee Kelly

Trustee Vincent Tampio

Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Trustee John Burt

Also Present: 

Thomas Postle, Clerk

Sandy Hornburg

Donna Metzger

Brandyn Griewisch

Rebecca Cuthbert

Sharon Burt

Sue Shiloh

Randy Feinen

Rebecca Hughes

Mary K Sullivan

Sharron Perry

Todd Johnson

Deanna Borrello

Anthony Borrello

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Sullivan (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the July 18th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the August 5th, 2016 Special Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.22, including claims numbered 18639 through 18664 in the amount of $27,656.64, Abstract No. 1, including claims numbered 18665 through 18708 in the amount of $39,209.91, Abstract No. 2, including claims numbered 18709 through 18743 in the amount of $104,411.31, and Abstract No. 27 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 133 in the amount of $22,133.08 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Bid Opening for Grinder Pump Project by Clerk Postle.

3 Bids received:

  1. Chautauqua Mechanical for $56,099
  2. S. St. George for $68,140.
  3. H&K for $88,350.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to table the bids for review by GHD and the board prior to awarding. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sue Shiloh: Thank you for dredging the creek at the boat launch. Is there an update on Revere Inn. Mayor: He is waiting for the abatement statement and he does have contractor lined up.

Rebecca Hughes: Would like explanation of my water bill. Mayor explained that we have gone to a combination bill, so we will bill a quarter of the service charge and read meters every 3 months. We have also added the sewer debt repayment line that goes toward our 7 plus million dollar debt for the sewer plant upgrades. Trustee Hornburg further explained the billing format. Rebecca Hughes: There is a condemned house on Front street that is not being worked on and the sign has been taken down. There are animals living under it and the foundation is caving in.  Mayor: I will ask code enforcement to look into it. Mary K Sullivan:  I did receive a letter regarding the 5% increase to the water/sewer rate, but it didn’t say anything about the sewer debt charge. Where were the public meetings advertised? Mayor: We advertised in the paper and it was on our web-site.

Dick Samuelson: Questioned if outside residents will also have a quarterly bill. Also along Hanover Rd. and Ludeman Drive there are fire hydrants that are bagged and have been that way for a year. Mayor: We are working with the town to obtain the necessary parts to repair them.

Randy Feinen: Questioning the new billing system. When the water department replaced our meters, we received a bill for over $1000. What can we do to work with you on that, because we include a certain amount of water in the rent and anything over, the tenant pays. Some of this usage may be from past tenants. Mayor explained that many of the old meters had slowed or stopped, so when we actually got into the house and got actual readings the usage was higher than what the outside readers show.

Mr. Feinen: The brick house at 151 Central is for sale, and there are three units in the building, will this sewer debt payment apply to each unit? Mayor: stated that yes it is per unit per the Village Code.

Sue Shiloh: I read the paper regarding the sale of the reservoir. What do you intend to do with the money. Mayor: We are in need of new equipment, but the money would have to go back into the water fund.

Anthony Borrello: I would like to know when the owner of the Damon property will mow the property regularly. I have to keep my property mowed every 2 weeks and I have nine properties. Someone on this board told Randy Jolles he did not have to mow it. Why should I have to keep mine in compliance if everyone else does not have to. I know that Linda has sent letters to him and what is going to be done she is doing her job.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to increase the pay rate of the Youth Recreation Director to $12.00 per hour effective pay period ending 7/30/16. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of July, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of July, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the Enhanced Police Protection Agreement with the Town of Hanover as executed by Mayor Piccolo on July 22, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the resignation of Lisa Adams as Deputy Clerk/Treasurer effective August 19th, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Mayor’s appointment of Lisa Adams as Clerk to Justice part time effective August 22nd, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of July, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to declare the 1983 American LaFrance as excess equipment and negotiate a price agreement to sell it as is. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to finalize negotiations and purchase the 1995 Pierce Pumper from Lake View Fire Department at a price of $45,000. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust $307.25 off of account# 20-1370, the meter reading was incorrect. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adjust $80,291.82 off of account# 21-0650, the meter was reading backwards. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to adjust $481.53 off of account#      16-0540, the property was sold by the county. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adjust $642.15 off of account# 21-0650. The meter was read incorrectly. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Court has had some property maintenance offenders in to address violations. We are waiting to hear on a grant that GHD is writing for the village.  Spoke with George Spanos at the county to spray at the main street school and he did not want to spray in a residential area.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Have we ordered the paint for tennis court. Trustee Burt advised that we had to wait for the bids for repair and some questions regarding storage of the materials over the winter. Can we get a computer for Bill Quinn at the streets department in order to communicate through e-mail. Thank you to the garden club, all look nice.

Trustee Tampio – We received a letter from DEC that we must proceed with our I&I project. We seem to be in good graces with them.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Attorney: Mayor reported that Michael is looking into the Alvi case.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported -Bill said that Visone ran water lines through the sewer line in the Village square. United Survey who is the outfit working on the sewer lines assisted our crew in the repair. This is brush week and seems light.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – They are working on work orders again.

Fire Department: Todd Johnson- We had a total of 57 calls, and may exceed over 600 calls for the year. Thank you for the fire truck.

Court: Judge Saletta – Thank you to the board for the replacement of Molly and moving Lisa so quickly. There will be a training coming up in November that we will want her to attend.

Planning Board: Donna Metzger: Community meeting at school on September 9th regarding revitalization ideas. Mayor: Congratulations on 50 years of marriage to you.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:46 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on July 18th, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:   Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Warren Kelly,  Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,  Trustee John Burt

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Donna Metzger, Natoline Pomichter, Rebecca Cuthbert,  Sharon Burt,  Ruth Deike, George Borrello.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Louisiana

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the June 20th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Trustee Burt Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.21, including claims numbered 18574 through 18638 in the amount of $100,420.24, following proper audit with no exceptions and Table Abstract       No. 22, including claims numbered 18639 through 18664 in the amount of $27,656.64 until proper audit. Trustees Kelly, Tampio,  Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

George Borrello: Spoke about Hide Away Bay being taken over by the Land Bank with a plan to find a buyer that will develop the property.

Natoline Pomichter: Asked where the money comes from for these types of projects and what is the time frame for something to be done. Mr. Borrello stated that the county foreclosed on the property and gave it to the land bank to create a plan. There are studies that need to be done before a project would be started so it is hard to put a time frame on it. Mayor Piccolo stated that the land bank will act as the realtor.

George Borrello: Also spoke about the Main St. School. We have been working with Congressman Reeds office, and the EPA, to possibly get financial assistance along with an application to Restore NY for a grant and hope that a combination of the two can get the school taken down so something can be done with the property.

Rebecca Cuthbert: Do you know what it would cost to do something like that? Mr. Borrello: Between 2.5 to 4 million depending what is found when project begins. Discussion regarding the auction process and consolidation of services.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to transfer $6900.00 from account A1990 contingent expenses to mayor’s other expenses account A1210.4 to pay for the reservoir appraisal. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to table the transfer of $2500.00 from account A1900 contingent to A1210.4 mayor’s expenses to pay the arbitrator in the Visone case Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of June, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of June, 2016 for Justice Pearl. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the months of May and June, 2016 for Justice Saletta. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of June, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to transfer $5,982.49 from insurance recovery account A2680 to fire department equipment account A3410.2 for new radio. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  Laurel Run was a success and I have to commend our streets department, and fire police for all of the preparation, and the sheriff and state police for monitoring the area during the event. There were a couple of emergency calls to the school during the kick ball tournament. Also thank you to all that contributed toward the fireworks display.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  The police contract with the town is complete and was approved last meeting. Last week I met with Mayor Rosa regarding shared services with the city.

Trustee Tampio –  We have some personnel issues to discuss at our workshop tomorrow morning.

Trustee Burt –  Received a repair estimate for the tennis courts that we can discuss tomorrow. We are looking for a new tree service because the service we used in the past is going out of business.

Trustee Hornburg –  Commend the Mayor for the July 3rd celebration was well attended. I heard nothing but good reports. Thanks to the fire department and fire police for traffic control.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported – Working on brush pick up.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – Dave will be coming to our workshop to discuss the programming issues with some of the meters.

Fire Department: Mayor reported – Very active.

Court: Mayor reported – Picked up recently.

Planning Board: Donna Metzger: Dan Drozdiel and I went to Lakewood and met with the mayor,   the head of the planning board, and two people from the county to see how they went about revitalizing their area.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:10 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 20th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent: Trustee Burt (Excused)

Also Present:   Thomas Postle, Clerk,  Sandra Lindstrom,  Sandy Hornburg, Rebecca Cuthbert

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Orlando.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Hornburg. Absent Trustee Burt (Excused)

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the June 6th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.20, including claims numbered 18537 through 18571 in the amount of $96,051.65, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio,  and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

No one spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to transfer $3,037.50 from account 1990 contingent expenses to account 1420.4 to pay attorney fees. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Sheriff’s report for the months of April and May, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to remove the service charge from account# 13-0415. There is no service to this account. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Can’t say enough about the great job Sue Shiloh did in gardens around this building. Streets department is moving along on sidewalk projects. We are waiting for underground to mark Newton St. and a section in front of this building before it can be completed.  We have been making some progress with property maintenance and Linda has been able to contact a couple of the bank owned properties for maintenance. Could we put a reminder in the paper that brush pick up is the first and third Monday of the month and brush should not be put out earlier than the Friday before then.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Follow up on advertising for 2 seasonal hires. David Voigt said that if they had someone to help with the mowing, they would be able to get more done. Mayor: We removed the summer help item from the water budget at David’s request. If we can get 2 people hired it will help. Trustee Kelly: Could we contract the mowing out as we have to pay our CSEA guys plus benefits.

Trustee Tampio –  Sue Shiloh mentioned the graffiti on the rock in the ball park at last meeting. Did our DPW take a look at it? Mayor: We have not had a chance to look at it, but we will work on it. Trustee Tampio: Want to note that the articles in the Observer recently have been positive and it is appreciated.

Trustee Burt – Absent (Excused)

Trustee Hornburg – The grape festival is requesting an invoice for the insurance and police coverage.  Also discussed no smoking in the park, and where smoking may be allowed. We are waiting for price for sealing of the tennis court.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported –  Moving forward on the work list. The Town will be loaning the beach comber to rake the beach before the fireworks. We will be contacting the railroad to address the poison ivy along the tracks.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported –  Will be working some overtime to in order to fit some residents schedules for meter installs.

Fire Department: Mayor reported – Commend them on the quick response time.

Court: Mayor reported – Court been active.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom – No meetings this week.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 7:38 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 6th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Sue Shiloh, Sandy Hornburg, Deanna Borrello, Wayne Doner, Winfield Doner, Sharon Burt, Rebecca Cuthbert

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the May 16th, 2016 Public Hearing proposing a 5% water/sewer rate increase as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the May 16th, 2016 Public Hearing proposing a Capital Improvement Debt charge to all sewer customers as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the May 16th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.19, including claims numbered 18473 through 18536 in the amount of $149,981.50, and Abstract No. 26, Capital Project (I&I) claim number 132 in the amount of $1,669.45 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sue Shiloh – I would like to volunteer to weed the gardens and trim bushes around the Village Hall. The rock by the spray pool with the Kiwanis plaque on it has some graffiti on the back of it. I was wondering if someone can remove it. What is going to be done in the creek?  Mayor: We have a project coming up to stabilize the creek bank and straighten out the bend to be closer to the original flow.

Sandra Lindstrom – I see a lot of signs  posted on the telephone poles again, also people are parking between the sidewalk and curb on some streets. People are parking in the ball park near the creek. Can we get after the people that are not paying their water bills. Mayor: We have several options for people. We will allow them to make payments, pay by credit card, or we can shut off.

Deanna Borrello – I would like to commend Ralph Crawford and the streets department for the work they did on the flags. I think they did a wonderful job. The newspaper was not correct it saying that this was the first time the flags were flying in the village. I would like to remind people that there was a community effort in the past through the Chamber of Commerce beautification committee, S. Howes making brackets, and the 4H planting the hanging baskets for the poles in the village that continued for a couple of years. It would be nice to get some hanging baskets for the park. Trustee Burt: It was someone from Verizon that came in and made the village remove the brackets from all of the poles. We tried to fight it but they said that they could not do any work on our lines until the brackets were removed.

Deanna Borrello – Can you give us an update on the Revere Inn? Mayor: The owner is waiting for an environmental study and he will be demolishing the building. If we have any credits for the landfill it will help reduce some cost. The owner has been in contact with our code enforcement officer and Ralph Crawford, looking into the possibility of using some of the gravel removed from the creek to fill  the hole after demolition.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of May, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adjust the penalty off of account 22-0410 in the amount of $10.67. The payment was postmarked on the due date. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust $160.02 off of account     09-0320. The meter was read incorrectly. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to retain the services of Michael J. Sullivan to represent the Village of Silver Creek with municipal issues as Village Attorney at a cost of $75.00 per hour plus necessary expenses. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the agreement from Ploss Timber Harvesting for the purchase and removal of 4 black walnut trees at the price of $3200.00.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of May, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the resolution changing summer meetings to once per month during July, August, and September. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  We were approached by a timber company to purchase the black walnut trees behind the sewer plant. We will use the money towards restoration of one of the tennis courts. We will be starting the next ben weir project behind the ice house. This should help with the flooding. I want to commend the board on the communication with each other.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  John and I are meeting with the Town of Hanover committee on Wednesday to finalize our sheriff contract and talk about any future consolidation processes that we may both benefit from. Will meet with John and Bill Quinn to get the tennis court repair started.

Trustee Tampio –  I would like to comment on some of the editorials that have been in the Observer. The Observer is big on using innuendo’s, especially toward our personnel issues we are having. History will show that these editorials are way out of line.

Trustee Burt –  I will be meeting with Bill Quinn this week and should have more information for our workshop.

Trustee Hornburg – I attended my first grape festival meeting and have some questions from them that I will be giving to the clerk for assistance in answering. We can finalize the commercial portion of the sewer debt payments at tomorrows workshop.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff Department: Mayor reported – Back on summer shifts and seem very busy.

Streets Department: Mayor reported – Brush week. I had them mow a couple of properties last week.

Water/sewer: Mayor reported – Dave on vacation. Bill Ferneza is in charge this week.

Fire Department: Mayor reported – While responding to a call, members encountered a dangerous dog.

Court: Mayor reported – Court has been active. We will be discussing some changes in the way we enforce property maintenance issues.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 7:53 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May16th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:   Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee John Burt,   Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,  Trustee Kelly

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk , Sandra Lindstrom, Jeremy Izzio, Sandy Hornburg, Ruth Deike, Wayne Doner, Winfield Doner

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the May 2nd, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Trustee Kelly abstained. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.18, including claims numbered 18425 through 18472 in the amount of $31,812.92, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandra Lindstrom: A while back the Sheriff’s Department was going to place a drop box for prescription drugs in our building. Mayor: It has been installed in the police station side of the building.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the resignation of Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. effective May 10th, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to approve a 5% rate increase to water/sewer usage charges effective with August 2016 billing. This will also begin the quarterly combination usage/service charge billing cycle. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the Capital Improvement Debt charge of $65.00 per resident sewer user and the top large businesses will be charged based on their usage. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court  Report for the month of April, 2016 for Judge Saletta. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of April, 2016 for Acting Justice Anthony Pearl. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the Silver Creek Fire Department to hold the annual boot drive on Memorial Day weekend and conduct a door to door letter campaign during the months of June and July.  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of April, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the Hanover Chamber of Commerce to hold the annual 14136 area wide yard sales on August 6th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All sales within the village are required to purchase a $10.00 permit as a fund raiser to the Chamber with any profits to be invested back into the community. Also request the rest rooms in the ball park pavilion be available during the sale hours. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adjust water/sewer account     21-0540 from 24,000 gallons to 2,000 gallons. The meter was read incorrectly. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to adjust water/sewer account 13-0380 from 116,000 gallons to 17,000 gallons. The meter reading was incorrect. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to table the resolution changing summer meeting dates to once per month during July, August, and September. Roll Call Vote: Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Wish the best for Betty Turzillo who had triple bypass and is now in rehab at Lake Shore. I want to commend the streets department for getting the brush picked up in an orderly fashion. Reminder to residents that brush pick up is the first and third Monday of the month, grass and branches should not be placed on the road. The water department are getting good cooperation so far and David said that they have changed out about 40 meters so far and we are running out of the MXU’s. They are supposed to be in next week and at the rate they are going we should be ready for the next reading and billing in August. The planning board is looking into ways to enforce property maintenance code. The streets department will be putting up some of the brackets and flags this week. I had a brief discussion with some of the Grape Festival people about the things that happened last year and they will have them corrected this year. Jeremy, could you put notice in the paper to clarify that we do know who owns the Revere Inn and we are in the process of trying to do something with it and are in contact with the owner. There are no intentions of putting in another municipal parking lot. If anyone has questions regarding the ownership they can call the village office or the town assessor. I also believe the taxes are paid up to date.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly –  Dave Rowlinson is looking into a grant for the next phase of the I&I project.

I have a price for resurface of one of the tennis courts. I spoke with Dr. Steve Barnes and he will speak with the others that play tennis regarding possible donations.

Trustee Tampio – I was on Facebook and want to thank Mrs. Deike for suppressing some of the flack towards the board and informing them what is going on.

Trustee Burt – I rode around town with Ralph and made a list of the projects that need to be done.

Trustee Hornburg – I met with the planning board and would like to commend them on the aggressive approach they are taking toward blight around the village. We will be asking Linda DeFries-Johnson for assistance. Tomorrow night I am attending my first Grape Festival meeting

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff Department: Mayor reported they are back on summer shifts as of the 15th of May.

Fire Department: Trustee Kelly reported – Basement has been cleaned. The wardens are going to form a committee to research the purchase of a new truck and bring the information back to the board to discuss prior to making a final decision for purchase.

Planning Board:  Sandra Lindstrom – Nothing to add to Trustee Hornburg’s comments.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:40 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent:   Trustee Kelly (Excused), Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr.(Excused)

Also Present:   Thomas Postle, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom,  Jeremy Izzio, Adam Graff,  Jim Tytka Jr., Brandyn Griewisch, Donna Metzger,   Sandy Hornburg,  Andrea Tarnowski, Reanna Tarnowski

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Absent: Trustee Kelly (Excused), Attorney Shevlin (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the April 18th, 2016 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the April 18th Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the April 21st, 2016 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the April 26th, 2016 Special Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye, Trustee Hornburg abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.17, including claims numbered 18376 through 18424 in the amount of $57,298.34, and Abstract No.25 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 131 in the amount of $280.00, and Abstract No. 48 Capital Project (Water Improvement) claim number1060 in the amount of $210.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Wayne Hotelling: Asked the Board for permission to hold the Laurel Run and use the Village Parks on July 16th, 2016. Thank you to the Village and the residents for the support you have given us, this will be the 20th annual and hope we will have a good turnout. Without the help of the DPW, Police, Fire Police, Fire Department and the many volunteers, it would never happen.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the 20th Annual Laurel Run on July 16th, 2016 and permission to use the Village Parks during the event. Trustees Tampio, Burt, Hornburg, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to table the transfer of $30,287.40 from account A1990 Contingent to account A3120.40 Enhanced Police Protection. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to transfer $6,027.89 from account A1990 Contingent to account A1210.4 Mayor Contractual. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement Report for the month of April, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to withdraw the motion made on April 18th, 2016 to rescind Local Law #1 of 2016 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit and move to adopt Local Law #4 to rescind Local Law #1 of 2016 at this meeting instead. Due to date filing requirements of the Department of State, laws must be filed in numerical order and our Local Law #3 will not be filed until May 18th. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Commend our fire department for their promptness and response.

I understand that the fire department did a great job cleaning the basement. We are waiting for a bill from Bestway for emptying the dumpster and if there are any receipts for cleaning supplies they should be turned in for reimbursement. There will be a tree planting on Saturday at 11:00 am with a dedication by the Girl Scouts at the monument on Ward Ave. The garden club members, Village Historian, and the Village Board will be there.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Absent (Excused)

Trustee Tampio – Chief Tytka gave me a tour of the cleaned basement. They did a good job.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Just a note on the abstract we approved, I am a little puzzled over the $1200. bill from Fastenal for the sewer department if we are on austerity budget. Mayor explained that they are building up an inventory in order to prevent constant running to get fittings.  Trustee Hornburg: It’s just that we have talked to the Fire Department and Streets Department to keep spending down, and it appeared that there were more tools than parts. I just want to make sure we keep consistent with the approval process. Mayor: This purchase was pre-approved as they need these items for the installation of the meters.

Village Attorney Comments: Absent (Excused)

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported: Ralph said they started brush today, hopes to have it done tomorrow.

Water/Sewer: Mayor reported: David said everything ran pretty well through the rain. In the process of trying to complete work orders. When the work orders get caught up, they will start installing meters (approximately 297) and should complete installations in 3 weeks.

Fire Department: Jim Tytka Jr.: Village Emergency calls 14, Fire 4, MVA 0, Town Emergency 21, Fire 4, MVA 2, Mutual Aid 4. We would like to request permission to hold our annual boot drive on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, with a rain date of Monday. This is the last meeting as chief and thank you the cooperation through the last 2 years. Mayor thanked for service.

Planning Board:  Donna Metzger: At our last meeting we discussed the idea of a skate park and will continue in future meetings.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:34 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 18th, 2016 at 7:07 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,

Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr.

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk,  Sandra Lindstrom,  Jeremy Izzio, Gary Shiloh, Susan Shiloh, Silver Creek School Superintendent Todd Crandall and Business Administrator Cynthia Mackowiak presented the school budget for 2016 – 2017.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Shevlin.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the April 4th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the minutes of the April 14th Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.16, including claims numbered 18344 through 18375 in the amount of $34,648.50, and Abstract No.24 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 130 in the amount of $64,030.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board: No One Spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the bid from WasteZero, Inc. for Village Trash Bags in the amount of .1623 per bag. This will be for a drawstring type bag that will eliminate the need for twist ties. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow the Festival of Grapes Committee to hold their annual Grape Festival September 15th – 18th in the Village Square, Ballpark, and Pavilion, with a parade being held on Sunday September 18th. The Village agrees to commit Sheriff and Fire resources during the event. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to rescind Local Law #1 of 2016 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of March, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Sheriff Report for the month of March, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club to use the Village Park and Ball Park on Saturday June 4th, 2016 for the annual Children’s Fair. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to adopt Local Law #3 of 2016 to dissolve the Village of Silver Creek Police Department. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Want to remind everyone that the Garden Faire is coming on Saturday May 21st. Received a thank you letter from Meals on Wheels for our donation. Received a request from the Chamber regarding the annual yard sale in August. Brush season has started, and reminder to residents to keep the brush off of the street. It should be placed between the sidewalk and street. If Jeremy can put notice in the paper it would help get the word out. Ralph explained the rules regarding brush pick up. There are people up at the reservoir doing the appraisal.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Reminder of the workshop at 9am and 10am meeting with our water/sewer software person tomorrow.

Trustee Tampio – We are divesting of some police property and I had a tip from an FBI agent, that if we are getting rid of our machine gun and if there is a case, it is worth around $4000. Trustee Burt: There is no case and the gun is already gone.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Village Attorney Comments: I had an update on the Sheriff contract with Hanover. I will meet with Warren and John after the meeting to discuss.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: This is brush week. We cut trees by the school last week. The Girl Scouts contacted me about planting the tree and they want to have a ceremony with the board, garden club, and historian in attendance. I gave John some numbers and hopefully we can discuss that tomorrow. Start patching roads soon. The fire department has been cleaning the basement and when completed Bestway Disposal will come get the dumpster. We brought some of the mowers out and started mowing some areas.

Discussion regarding the Revere Inn property and the status of securing the building and progress of the owner in demolition options.

Discussion regarding progress on the flags for the poles. Deanna Borrello state that the Auxiliary approve a donation for the purchase of a flag as well. Deanna will follow up with the VFW.

Water/Sewer: No report.

Fire Department:  No report.

Planning Board: Met on Thursday the 14th. We had 2 people from the town planning board, 1 from Forestville, and 3 from our planning board. It was a brainstorming session discussing each of our boards issues.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 7:36 pm

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 4th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent: Trustee Kelly (Excused), Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. (Excused)

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Deanna Borrello, Amanda Dedie (Observer)

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Absent: Trustee Kelly (Excused), Attorney Shevlin (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the March 21st, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.15, including claims numbered 18320 through 18343 in the amount of $24,617.96 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

New Business:

Bid opening for Village trash bags by Clerk Postle, one bid from Waste Zero, Inc. received.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to table the bid for Village trash bags for pricing clarification. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement Report for the month of March 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the declaration proclaiming April, 2016 as the Month of the Young Child as read by Mayor Piccolo. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to transfer $250. from contingent account# A1990 to account# A1210.4 to make a donation to meals on wheels. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of March, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve change order #3 to revise the original contract price for the I&I project Priority 2 from $481,850 to $442,661.50. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the resolution for Local Law No. 3 of 2016 regarding the dissolution of the Silver Creek Police Department. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the new sheriff contract with the Village of Silver Creek being the lead agency into agreement with the Town of Hanover. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Fire Department Report for the month of March, 2016. Trustees Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:

Read a letter from Festival of Grapes asking permission to hold the annual festival on the village grounds on September 15th – 18th, 2016.

Read to the young children at Lake Shore Family Center on April 1st. Read a thank you note from Virginia Miller, program coordinator. We have been given 8 garbage containers with locking lids from Brooks Hospital. Some of the skate boarders that were at our last meeting were at the gazebo jumping over the railing. Maybe the planning board can bring it up at the next meeting. The owner of the Petri building has been working with the party interested in opening a business and also been in contact with the person that owns the Moose building to make a shipping area. Spoke to Linda DeFries-Johnson about the Revere Inn. She has been in contact with the owner, who wants to tear it down. He is looking for grant money to assist with tearing it down.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Absent (Excused)

Trustee Tampio – At the last meeting someone asked about the FEMA money. We should announce the good news that we received the money.

Trustee Burt – The ATF picked up the Thompson and the Ithaca Auto Burglar that the police department had. They are back to the ATF in Buffalo.

Trustee Hornburg – I would like to discuss the concerns we had with the Festival of Grapes last year, so I can present them at a meeting of their committee. Trustee Tampio: I would like to be included in that. Deanna Borrello: We had our first meeting and the committee wants to put last year to bed and start fresh. We need to work on the assessment to move forward with it as soon as we can. As Laura suggested, we should contact our attorney to advise.

Village Attorney Comments: Absent (Excused)

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor: Ralph Crawford (Excused)

Water/Sewer: Mayor: Last I spoke with David, all is running good.

Planning Board:  Sandra Lindstrom: Donna had a meeting last week with members of the town, and Forestville planning boards. We have a meeting scheduled for 4/11/16.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 7:35 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 21st, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,  Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr.,

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk , Sandra Lindstrom, Jeremy Izzio, Wayne Doner, Ruth Deike,  Donna Metzger, Nancy Clees,  Anthony Hussey,  Cierra LaSurk, Mariah Hamlton, Morgan Opeil, Kirsten Hussey

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Shevlin.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the March 7th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.14, including claims numbered 18276 through 18319 in the amount of $115,487.52 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Ruth Deike: Many appreciate the hard work the board is doing. I understand that the problems being faced are inherited. As I understand it, the village has taken out a RAN to cover a loan payment for the water system upgrade and was repeatedly denied for the FEMA claim which was intended to cover the cost of the DPW building. You (Mayor) mentioned that the money will be coming in the next couple of weeks. If the money has not come, is there a guarantee that it will and if it does not come how will that effect the budget. Is there a plan to repay the loans if the money doesn’t come. Mayor: We have not been denied by FEMA, the payment has been delayed. As far as we know the payment has been approved and we are waiting for the final stamp of approval. Our intentions are to pay off the DPW building, and the sewer fund will pay back the RAN. Ruth Deike: I want to say again that I do appreciate this board and believe that you are working hard to solve these issues. Mayor: Thank you, and regardless of how things come out in the paper, this board is working together and the taxpayers are the first priority.

Sandra Lindstrom: Where do we stand on delinquent water bills? Mayor: We are getting better. Because this past billing is the last one for the year we will be re-levying to taxes. Vince Tampio: Actual water users in the village are 1254 and 244 of those are delinquent and owe approximately $114,000. The majority of these are the same ones that do not pay. Letters have gone out that state they will be levied to taxes and will include an administration fee with possible shut off.

Nancy Clees: Has anything been done with properties that have only one meter but two or more apartments? Mayor: We have ordered meters and want to get everyone on the new meters. Our water department employees have gone around and made notes of these buildings.

Anthony Hussey: Came to speak on behalf of children having a problem with skate boarding in the village. (Discussion was had regarding the skate boarding laws in the village). Mayor Piccolo explained that when the laws were put into effect, they were intended to be for the safety and well being of the kids. In the business district we are concerned with the safety of the business owners and pedestrians. We do have some skate boarders that have no concern with pedestrian traffic and the sidewalks are there for pedestrians to walk on. Trustee Tampio: I have come within inches of hitting someone coming down the hill on Babcock. We do not want someone to get seriously injured and our planning board is in the process of looking over things that we need to address and there are laws that are on the books that are out dated.

Cierra LaSurk: Presented a petition to the board to allow skate boarding in the village.

Mayor: We don’t have a problem with skate boarding in the ball park. We will look into the signage and change it if it needs changing.

Nancy Clees: Suggested that the children get permission to go into the elementary classes and talk to the younger children regarding bike, and skate board safety.

Donna Metzger: The planning board will be looking into this issue. (took name and number for contact).

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Sheriff’s Report for the month of February, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to table the resolution for Local Law No. 3 of 2016 regarding the dissolution of the Silver Creek Police Department until the Village Attorney reviews the procedure. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Wish everyone a Happy Easter. The army corp of engineers has been around the village checking the creek banks.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Dave Rowlinson will be at our workshop to update on the grinder pumps, and update the pole relocation. I have an updated draft of the sheriff contract. I asked the sheriff department if they were going to put a bid in on the finger print scanner. Mayor: Will call for an update on the status of it.

Trustee Tampio – Still following up on the LED lighting for the park.

Trustee Burt – I sent out the list of weapons from the police department and have one response so far but not the others.

Trustee Hornburg – I sent everyone on the board an email on water assessment meeting that Dave Voigt and I had last week. We will be discussing it at tomorrows workshop. Happy Birthday to Vince.

Village Attorney Comments: We will need to call a special meeting to sign the sheriff contract.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported: Backhoe needed some repair and back up and running. The DPW building hot water tank went bad and they replaced with the one not being used by the fire department. Night shift is over for this year.

Water/Sewer: Mayor reported: Plant is running good.

Fire Department:  Mayor reported: Jim Tytka Sr. had a shoulder replacement.

Planning Board: Donna Metzger – Met regarding code enforcement and received a report from Linda. We met with Rich Saletta regarding the courts roll in the process. We now understand the procedure.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 7th, 2016 at 7:17 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:   Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt,  Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent:  Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. (Excused)

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk , Sandra Lindstrom, Sandy Hornburg, Gary Shiloh,  Sue Shiloh, Jeremy Izzio, William Kuppel,  Cheryl Kuppel, Adam Graf, Wayne Doner,  Jim Tytka, Jim Tytka Sr.,  Ruth Deike,   Donna Metzger,  Nancy Clees,  Bill Metzger

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Absent: Attorney Shevlin (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the February 18th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the February 18th, 2016 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the February 23rd, 2016 Special Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No.13, including claims numbered 18229 through 18274 in the amount of $41,940.29, Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No. 23, claims 128 & 129 in the amount of $3,810.01, Capital Project (WWTP) Abstract No. 29, claim number 141 in the amount of $15.78, and Capital Project (NYSERDA) Abstract No. 10, claim number 110 in the amount of $1,495.20 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees: Praised the board for cleaning up the unused lines in the budget. Also asked the status of the garbage service in the village. It was discussed at a meeting and in the paper about doing away with it. Mayor: We will not be getting rid of the service, but we have discussed the possibility of increasing the price of the bags.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the Village Clerk to advertise for bids on Village Trash Bags. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to change the rate for Bill Ferneza and Ben Wassell to reflect a salary equivalent to a 52 hour week beginning February 28th, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to remove the service charge from account# 18-0380. There is only one service at this building. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to table retaining Daniel Gard as representing the Village in the Visone Construction case. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to table the annual $250.00 donation to the Dunkirk/Fredonia Meals on Wheels which allows home deliveries of meals to those residents who require that service. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of February, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of February, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to deny the payment of the Chadwick Bay annual dues of $1600. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of February, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: The water/sewer department is looking into a new time clock option. We can discuss with David tomorrow. Ralph is on vacation this week and Bill Quinn is in charge. Depending on the weather, they may start sweeping streets. Our intention as a board is to retain the services we provide. Mayor also read a resignation letter as ZBA chairman from Jeffrey Hornburg and thanked him for his hard work.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Tampio – Have we scheduled a meeting regarding the fire department radios with Julius Leone. Mayor: He can make it on Thursday evening.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Village Attorney Comments: Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. – (Excused)

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph is on vacation, and Bill Quinn in charge this week.

Water/Sewer: Mayor reported- David submitted an update on things that have been done in his department.

Fire Department: Jim Tytka Jr.-  Calls for the month of February: Village EMS 18, Fire 3, MVA 1, Town EMS 18, Fire 1, MVA 3, Mutual Aid 2. Total of 55 calls.  I really don’t appreciate the article regarding our budget and spending. If you are calling someone out, at least give me a call so I have a chance to defend myself. Everything in our budget has a purpose and is usually spent before we get the money.  We try to get the best price for our equipment and even look into used equipment in order to save money. Mayor: I will confess that statements have been made regarding some departments past spending. We all need to improve the communication between all departments. Bill Metzger: Our fund drive money went towards equipment that is not included in the budget. Jim Tytka and Trustee Tampio discussion regarding the brand of radio county is going to be supplying and reasons for the brand.

Jeremy Izzio: It is my job to report what is said and done at these meetings. As far as the statement made regarding frivolous spending, I would have only written that if it was said at one of the meetings.  Unfortunately my boss is trying to sell newspapers and my duty is to report what is said and done.  I don’t write the headlines that catch peoples attention but I take responsibility for what is below my name. Mayor: We all may not see eye to eye 100% of the time but I think we work well together.

Planning Board: Donna Metzger – Meeting on the 10th at 7:oo pm

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:08 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Special Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 23rd, 2016 at 10:15am in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg.

Absent: Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. (Excused)

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk ,  Janet Harmon, Treasurer, Jeremy Izzio, Observer Reporter.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Shevlin (Excused).

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to adopt the resolution for a Revenue Anticipation Note as prepared by Hodgson Russ. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried. Copy of Resolution is attached,

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Kelly.

Adjourned at 10:35am.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 18th, 2016 at 7:05 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,   Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, ,Trustee John Burt,  Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,  Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr.

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Sandy Hornburg, Gary Shiloh, Sue Shiloh, Jeremy Izzio.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Shevlin.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the February 1st, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the February 1st, 2016 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.12, including claims numbered 18187 through 18228 in the amount of $54,977.71, and Capital Project (I&I) abstract No. 22, claims 126 & 127 in the amount of $216,656.36 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandra Lindstrom asked if any of the public have been attending the workshops that have been scheduled. Mayor: Yes.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to modify revenue account 2680 in the amount of $20,854.66 from insurance recovery. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to modify expenditure account 3410.2 in the amount of $14,734.16 . Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the membership application of Scott Lovely as a member of the Huntley Hose Company. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to allow the Silver Creek Garden Club to use the Village Park and Gazebo for their annual Garden Faire on Saturday May 21, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court report for January, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of January, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of January, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the moratorium on Head Shop businesses in the Village of Silver Creek. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt for the Village of Silver Creek to be the lead agency, and enter into a new agreement with the Chautauqua County Sheriff to provide 24/7 coverage in the Village of Silver Creek and the Town of Hanover during the year of 2016 and ending December 31, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to make a budget modification to increase the revenue account A2770 by $32,600. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to make a budget modification to increase the expenditure account A1410.1 to $16,860. and account A1410.11 to $2,453. Trustees Kelly and Burt voting no. Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Tampio, and Trustee Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: There have been too many people parking on the streets at night and making it difficult for plowing. Trustee Burt: Could Jeff research the law to find out if we can do anything about the parking. Maybe give warnings or contact sheriff to notify the owner to move or do we have the authority to have the car towed.

The night crew has cleaned up the downtown area and removed a lot of the snow. They are also going to use the snow blower from the water/sewer department to clean up the sidewalks in front of the Petri building. There are still talks going on regarding a possible business coming into the Petri building.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Thanks to the town for working on sheriff contract through shared services.

Trustee Tampio – I have not heard from the business that is proposing the LED street light replacement. They are supposed to be submitting a quote for just the ball park so I will be following up with them. I think that the sidewalk plowing is great, especially for the postal workers that have to walk through the snow to deliver the mail.

Trustee Burt – Would like to take a look at the police inventory to determine if there are any items that can be sold or auctioned.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing at this time.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Mayor reported: they have been working on the flag holders. We have had some equipment problems and repairs.

Water/Sewer: Mayor reported- Plant running as it is supposed to. We were notified that the plant will be able to remain at a 2A classification.

Fire Department: Warren reported: At wardens meeting we discussed cleaning of the basement and they would be willing to do it. We need to decide if it is worth our while or do we want to do it ourselves.

Planning Board: Sandy Lindstrom reported: We had a productive meeting and another scheduled for next month. Each of the members has a task to complete or research to do. Donna has an aggressive agenda.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 1st, 2016 at 7:08 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee John Burt,  Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg

Absent:  Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. (Excused)

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk,   Sandra Lindstrom, William Kuppel,  Donna Metzger,  Jim Tytka Jr., Wayne Doner,                  Jim Ferrino,  Russ Civiletto,  Nancy Clees, Ralph Crawford,  Louis Pelletter, Nicole Gugino

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg. Absent: Attorney Shevlin (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the January 20th, 2016 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.11, including claims numbered 18151 through 18186 in the amount of $33,103.95, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees: Want to share some information on the proposal for lights. There is one of them on Hae Jude’s building if anyone would like to see one.

Louis Pelletter: Would like to get the dining car fixed up and maybe open it for tours during the Grape Festival. Also, I’ve heard talk about people interested in the Main Street school. If the building is savable, my idea would be to turn it into senior apartments.

Nancy Clees: The only senior housing in the area is Hanover Hill which is in the town, and there is a growing need for this.

Trustee Tampio: When I was mayor back in the 90’s we had someone interested. We agreed at that time to 10 years tax free. The next board did not continue to follow through on it. I live next door to it and something needs to be done with it.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Kelly to adopt Local Law No. 1 of the year 2016 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to consult with Hodgson/Russ as bond counsel regarding obtaining a RAN for our upcoming EFC loan payment. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to change the water/sewer billing to a combination of usage & service 4 time per year system. (Discussion)- Trustee Kelly: How will billing be split up. Mayor: Service charge and usage will be divided into 4 time per year. Trustee Hornburg: Will this go into effect next billing? Mayor: We have to give 6 month notice to residents. Trustee Hornburg: Will we have all the new meters in by then? Mayor: Yes,  Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to table proceeding with the dissolution of the Silver Creek Police Department until Attorney Shevlin has an opportunity to review the correct procedure. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve grinder pit easements for residential customers: Tampio at 50 Main St., Hotelling at 72 Main St., Crino at 70 Main St., and Palmer at74 Main St., and once amendments are made to the business easement for the Firehouse on the Lake the grinder pits can go out for bid. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the fire departments purchase of ten 50′ lengths of 2.5″ hose at $147.10 per length and fire police supplies at $413.80 for a total cost of $1884.80. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement Report for the month of January, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to hold the Silver Creek Fireworks display on July 3rd with a rain date of July 5th, 2016 and allow the clerk to request the contracts from Young Explosives to secure these date and the dollar amount as determined by the board. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: We need to move the date of the next meeting due to Presidents Day to possibly the 18th. I’ve drafted a letter to surrounding businesses to request donations toward the purchase of flags for the telephone poles.

The Chamber of Commerce is going to replace the sign coming into the Town of Hanover from the bridge in Irving. The Chamber is also looking for a band to play during the July 3rd Fireworks. Want to commend the streets department on clearing sidewalks and snow removal.

I am also trying to get in touch with the thruway and DOT to have them explain their signage to us so when they shut down the thruway and what they want us to do with traffic going through the village.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Spoke with Mayor Rosa regarding the grant writer. He will have his grant writer contact me to discuss a shared service between the city of Dunkirk and the Village to assist with grants. Also will go over the findings of the committee working with the sheriff on the contract at tomorrows workshop.

Trustee Tampio – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Village Attorney Comments: Absent (Excused)

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: The truck is back and running well. Mixed salt and sand today.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: Mayor:

Fire Department Jim Tytka Jr.: 59 calls for the month of January.

Planning Board Donna Metzger:  Meeting scheduled for the 9th at 7pm.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:46 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on January 20th, 2016 at 7:18 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg,   Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr.

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk,  Sandra Lindstrom, Sandy Hornburg,  Donna Metzger,  Bill Metzger,  Wayne Doner,           Susan Shiloh,  Gary Shiloh,  Nancy Clees, Ralph Crawford,  Louis Pelletter, Deanna Borrello

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg, Attorney Shevlin.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the minutes of the January 4th, 2016. Organizational Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.10, including claims numbered 18111 through 18150 in the amount of $136,422.16, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees: Regarding comments regarding paying water bills. Am I understanding that we can now pay water bills by credit card? Mayor: yes. Nancy: Would it work better if notice was in the paper? Mayor: We did put it in the paper a number of times and also on the web site.

Louis Pelletter: Reviewed the historical inventory and seems to be in order. Also looking for the railroad sign from the DPW building. Ralph Crawford: I think it is at the shop, and I will look for it. Louis Pelletter: Resolution passed to grant use of the American Legion room as historical room. Also granted use of old recreation room for historical files.

Deanna Borrello: A resident of the village approached me and said that they had some items of historical value that they gave to Vince Martonis because they did not know who to give them to. Do we have a new historian?

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of December, 2015. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow Mark Dietzen to tap into the Village’s water line at 103 Central Ave. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the following resolution: Whereas, any meeting, training, or schooling must be requested at least two (2) weeks in advance of such meeting, training, or schooling and;

Whereas, approval by the Village Board must be made prior to granting said request. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Burt to revise the completion date of Phase II of the I&I Project to March 15th, 2016. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the following resolution:

Whereas, The Village of Silver Creek is requesting a RAN (Revenue Anticipation Note) in the amount of $310,000, and

Whereas, this RAN is to cover the costs and first payment of the EFC loan for the water line replacement and wastewater treatment plant DEC compliance upgrades, now

Therefore Be it Resolved, that the Village of Silver Creek Board of Trustees approves this resolution to request a RAN to cover said payment. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the Mayor to enter into a new agreement with NOCO Energy to provide fixed pricing at a savings to the village. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of December, 2015. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:

Would like to remind people to use better judgment when there is poor weather conditions and travel advisories in the village. It is difficult to keep the roads clear when there is traffic.

I want to state that our intention is not to double taxes as some have reported. We will have to increase taxes though and look at some of the services we are providing. I want people to understand and I hope Nicole can get John to understand that the closing of Petri’s did not cause houses to go up for sale. Out of the two hundred or so jobs that were lost at Petri’s, only about forty village residents worked there. Houses are for sale because there are no jobs and the young people are going to move to be able to provide for their families. We need something to draw into the town and villages and make it affordable to live here. We need to work together and communicate as we are now to come up with solutions to benefit us all.  The new people on the board will bring new ideas and that is what we need for community development.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Want to notify Nicole that our work shop for Tuesday the 26th is changed to Thursday the 28th at 9:00 am.

Trustee Tampio – Are you going to read your appointments tonight for approval. Mayor: yes after comments section.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – Nothing at this time.

Mayor introduced Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. as the new Village Attorney.

Village Attorney Comments: I am glad to be here, and hope to be of use to the village.

Mayor read appointments and board assignments.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to approve the Mayor’s appointments as read. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Hornburg seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the Mayor’s board assignments as read, Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Been active according to reports.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: The injectors on truck #9 went bad today and will have to go in for service. In reference to the training resolution, we have to maintain our water licenses in order to work on the lines so will we have to get prior approval? Trustee Kelly: Just submit the dates in advance so it can be approved.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: Mayor: Handing out shut off notices. Also spoke to urban engineering about reservoir.

Fire Department: No one in attendance.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: We have not met. Would like to meet with town planning board, and Forestville planning board in order to align our codes to work together on common goals.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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The Organizational Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, was held on January 4th, 2016 at 7:35 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room.

Swearing in ceremony of Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg, Acting Justice Anthony Pearl, performed by Justice Richard Saletta.

Opening Prayer by Pastor Michael Pollock.

The following board members were:

Present:     Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Trustee Jeffrey Hornburg.

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk, Dennis Palmer, Sandra Lindstrom, Louis Pelletter,  Donna Metzger, Kara Kawski, Zack Kawski,  Nancy Clees, Kim Kuras, Joe Stiles, Sharon Burt,  Jim Tytka Jr.,  Connie Piccolo,  Richard Saletta, Anita Saletta, Anthony Pearl, Ralph Crawford.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Trustee Hornburg.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the minutes of the December 21st, 2015 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Trustee Hornburg abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the December 21st, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Trustee Hornburg abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.9, including claims numbered 18083 through 18110 in the amount of $23,844.83, and Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No. 21, claim number 124 & 125 in the amount of $156,414.70 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustee Tampio asked for discussion regarding limits that were put on expenses for Anthony Pearl and Tim Heavern. Mayor Piccolo explained that per state law we can’t limit the amount we pay for expenses of someone attending village approved business. Judge Saletta explained that the additional amount would be taken from his budget. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Trustee Hornburg abstained. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees: There have been numerous comments regarding loitering and curfew violations. I would like to ask if the sheriff’s department has been made aware of the codes we have that would allow them to make arrests and the judge could fine. Mayor: We have sent copy of all codes to the sheriff.

Louis Pelletter: I would like to have permission to view the assets of the historical room. If I can find the inventory books, I would like to see what is in there and how they are being kept. I would like to go through it and see the status of the 40 year collection. Also, I think that the village needs to have a theme in order to compete with the box stores. I tried to keep the theme in the 1800’s with the gazebo and ball park, and in the spring time I would like to look at the dining car and see what shape that is in.

Joe Stiles: I would like to talk about the firearms in our possession, mainly the Thompson Machine Gun. That gun is worth a lot of money and the village should try to find an arms dealer that would give you what it is worth as it is a collectors item.

Anthony Pearl: I want to thank the board and Judge Saletta for the appointment .

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Village Board has determined to authorize payment in advance of audit of claims for public utility services, postage, freight and express charges; and

WHEREAS, all such claims must be presented at the next Regular Board Meeting for audit; and

WHEREAS, the claimant and the officer incurring or approving the claim are jointly and severally liable for any amount the Village Board disallows.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board authorizes payment in advance of audit of claims for public utility services, postage, freight and express charges. All such claims must be presented at the next regular meeting for audit and the claimant and the officer incurring or approving the claims are jointly and severally liable for any amount the board of trustees disallows. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Village Board has determined to pay a fixed rate for mileage as reimbursement to Village officers and employees who use their personal automobiles while performing their official Village duties;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board will approve reimbursement to such officers and employees at the rate of $0.45 per mile. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to table the following resolution:

WHEREAS, there is to be held during the coming official year a) the New York State Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting and Training School; b) the New York State Conference of Mayors and Fall Training School for Fiscal Officers and Municipal Clerks; c) the New York State Conference of Mayors Public Works School, d) county association meetings; etc.; and

WHEREAS, attendance by certain municipal officials and employees at one or more of these meetings, conferences or schools benefits the municipality;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that officers and employees are authorized to attend these schools and meetings. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Village Board has determined that Village Law § 4-412(3)(2) requires the designation of banks or trust companies for the deposit of all village monies;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village Board designates the following institutions as depositories of all moneys received by the village treasurer, clerk, and receiver of taxes: Community Bank, N.A. and M&T Bank. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek hold regularly scheduled meetings

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be held on the first and third Monday of the month unless a resolution for a summer meeting schedule has been approved; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in the event that a Regular Meeting date falls on a holiday in which the Village office is closed, the Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be held on the following Tuesday; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Board Workshops will be held in the Municipal Board Room at 172 Central Avenue, Silver Creek NY 14136 at 7:00 pm; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Board Meetings will be held immediately following the Board Workshop at the Municipal Building at 172 Central Avenue, Silver Creek NY 14136; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the next Organizational Meeting will be held in January 2017. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, circumstances arise that require the Village Board to convene in addition to the scheduled Regular Board Meetings

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that in the event of a Special Meeting being called by the Mayor or Trustees, every member of the Village Board shall be informed by telephone, in person or in writing by either the Village Clerk, Mayor or another member of the Board of Trustees of the date, time, location and subject of the Special Meeting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that notice of the meeting shall be given to the Board Members and The Observer and posted at the Village Municipal Building at least 72 hours in advance unless an emergency exists and otherwise as in conformance with the Public Officers Law, and the other laws of the State of New York. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Hornburg to adopt the procurement policy of the Village of Silver Creek as currently in effect and that the Village Board is hereby directed to review that procurement policy to make modifications necessary thereto, if any. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to designate the Dunkirk Observer as the official newspaper of the Village of Silver Creek. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control Report for the month of December, 2015. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, Burt, and Hornburg voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement Report for the month of December and year end of 2015. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Trustee Hornburg abstained. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Want to advise the Trustees  that I have an appointment in the morning and will not be able to attend the meeting.  I would like to read a reorganizational statement. (copy attached to minutes). Dan Gard’s father did receive a liver and is recovering from the surgery.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Kelly – Can we set up a time to interview another applicant for Village Attorney.

Reminder to the trustees of our meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

What is the status of the easements for the grinder pump locations? Mayor: Spoke with Dan Gard and Ralph had given him the paperwork and he will add the language for the Firehouse on the Lake that after 3 years they will be responsible for the pump.

Have we decided what appraiser we will be using for the reservoir? Mayor: I will get you the name. They specialize in this type of property.

Trustee Tampio – Nick, we share your concerns, and we need to have more meetings in order to handle the details of the problems we have. Mayor: I agree with you, but I am usually the one that hears about it if we do not announce the meetings properly.

Trustee Burt – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Hornburg – I would like to thank the voters for their confidence in me. I also agree with your concerns and I am also here to work with you and the board.

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing at this time.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Warren will report after they meet again.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: Shift schedule has been posted. I want to thank the guys for being available to come in. We have been working on the flag pole holders. Mayor: I have to go back to the VFW and AM Vets because they offered to have a fund raiser to cover some of the cost of the flags. Deanna Borrello stated that as a previous business owner I am sure that if you get the word out to the community, that the businesses would be able to purchase a flag.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: Mayor: Dave was supposed to be here, but something must have come up.

Fire Department Jim Tytka Jr.: Village EMS Calls 10, Fire 2, MVA 0, Town EMS 11, Fire 1, MVA 7. Mutual Aid Calls 2. Will meet with Mayor at DPW building with perspective buyer of the fire truck tomorrow. We would like any money from the sale to go back to the fire capital reserve fund. We will be purchasing some of the items that we received insurance money for and would like to take some of the money for an item that is not being replaced and use it to purchase the new Hurst Tool. Mayor: We have to show what we have used the money for. We are ready for the Polar Bear Swim on Sunday. Congratulations to Jeff and Warren.

Planning Board Donna Metzger: Mayor stated that Donna will be appointed chairperson at next meeting. Donna: Nothing to report at this time.

ZBA:  Dennis Palmer: We did have a hearing for 65 Burgess for the special use variance. The language is similar to previous permit. It was a pleasure serving with Jeff on the ZBA.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:52 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on December 21st, 2015 at 7:10 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:   Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,   Trustee John Burt,  Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present:      Thomas Postle, Clerk  , Jeff Hornburg,  Sandra Lindstrom, Russ Civiletto, Tim Heavern, Janet Harmon, Treasurer,   Nancy Clees, Jim Ferrino, Louis Pelletter,  Leif Meyer  Troop 252 ,  Christiun Troop 252, Anthony Somers Troop 252, Joey Yeager Troop 252

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to close the regular meeting and enter into executive session regarding a personnel matter. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to close executive session and reopen the regular meeting. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to reimburse Tim Heavern for travel expenses for a case that happened when Tim was a police officer for the village. He has been subpoenaed to attend a trial for the same case.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve the minutes of the December 7th, 2015. Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.8, including claims numbered 18032 through 18082 in the amount of $39,154.92, and Capital Project (I&I) Abstract No. 20, claim number 123 in the amount of $2,697.53 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees: It is obvious that the village has problems. I would like to point out things that we are dealing with. There are 58 properties in the village for sale. The tax bills show the village paying taxes to the town and seem to be duplication of services. The business administrator at the town will tell you the same thing. I really question weather there is any other alternative but dissolution or file bankruptcy. Mayor: Thank you for your comments, and we are trying. You have to remember under dissolution the debt doesn’t go away. We are looking into possible solutions, and remember that much of the debt has been handed down to us. We have been mandated by the state or government to replace water lines, and the wastewater treatment plant had to be brought into compliance.  I feel confident in this board, that we will work to do what we need to do to set things straight in this village and move forward to make Silver Creek the place it once was where people are proud to live here.

Janet Harmon: I received a pay application today that is requesting an overage payment for asphalt which is on the agenda which EFC requires in order to make payment. We need to know what roads the overage was used on. Trustee Kelly: Are you asking me? Janet Harmon: I am asking who ever has been in contact with USI regarding this change order. Trustee Kelly: Nick, John, and I have been meeting, but David Voigt is the inspector on the project he can verify the quantities if they went over. Trustee Harmon questioned why the contractors always seem to go over. Should they not have looked into these things at bid time? It always seems that these contractors bid low (example: We can do it for $50. but in the end we pay $150.) and charge more in the end for things that come up. Trustee Burt: These are things that you run into as they are digging. One instance while they were digging, part of the road started caving in, so the trench had be made wider. I am not sure if this is the same instance but I know they have run into these types of things. Trustee Kelly: David Voigt is part of the inspection and GHD is out here about once a week, so David should be able to tell you what roads the overage was used on.

Trustee Tampio: Nick, I would like to address Nancy’s comments if I may. Mayor: That issue is ended for now, and we don’t need to carry that on right now. She had her chance to make comments and it is time for others to have a chance.

Troop 252 is here working on their Citizenship Badge. Part of the badge is to attend a board meeting and we are also interested in doing something for community service. Mayor: If we do get an accumulation of snow, would be to assist the senior citizens with clearing the sidewalks or driveway.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the Month of November, 2015 for Judge Pulci. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the Month of November, 2015 for Judge Saletta. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the membership application of Erica Bouvier to the Hook & Ladder Co. #1. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of November, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the Fire Lane Restrictions as presented and discussed at the public hearing this evening. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve Change Order Number 1 extending the completion date for Phase Two of the I&I Project due to the delay in awarding the original bid. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to approve Change Order Number 2 for Sewer Repairs Priority 2 in the amount of $26,044. The base bid included a quantity of 100 square yards of asphalt, however the total performed was 176.6 square yards, thus resulting in an overage of 76.6 square yards and the roads where used are verified by David Voigt. Trustee Harmon voting no, Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the resolution to call upon the Governor and State Legislature to increase CHIPS funding in the 2016-17 state budget. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to allow the annual Polar Bear Swim for Charity to be held on January 10th, 2016. The swim will once again be held at the Firehouse on the Lake at 23 Jackson Street and surrounding area of the Village. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Would like to recognize two outgoing members of this board. The time and efforts put into their positions is very much appreciated. We wish them nothing but the best. (Mayor presented  plaques to Trustee Harmon, and Attorney Gard for dedicated service to the Village of Silver Creek). I would like to welcome Jeff and look forward to working with him.

I would like to commend the streets department for snow removal this past weekend.

Thank you to the Boy Scouts that attended this meeting.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon – I want to start by saying that I have been a Village Trustee for 1,728 days, roughly 3% of my life. I am actually honored to be on this board and be a part of this community. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and you have to believe in what you do. We have been through a lot of good times and a lot of rough time to come. I want to wish this new board a lot of luck and if I can aid in any way I will do that. This job comes with a lot of praise and a lot of criticism. If you can’t take the criticism then this is not what you want to do. It is a thankless job but can be good as well. I am leaving on a good note and wish this board the very best.

Trustee Kelly – I would like to thank Tom for his years of dedicated service to the Village.

Trustee Tampio – I believe the members of this board are concerned with the village’s debt and wish to be more proactive with the mayor and any necessary actions that would assure our solvency. We will have to make changes in the way we do things in order to survive next year. I am encouraging the board to have more frequent meetings, track status, and work on action items. We have a good board in place and want to work together.

Trustee Burt – It has been a pleasure working with Tom the last year. He will be missed, and if we need assistance we can contact him. I also agree with Vince regarding our upcoming board.

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing at this time.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Warren commented that they are making progress talking with the Town to save money for both entities.

Court: Mayor reported: Anthony Pearl passed his magistrates course and will be appointed as acting justice. Judge Anthony Pulci has resigned as acting justice.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: It has been nice working with Tom, we accomplished a lot of things and he will be missed. Also Attorney Gard, was available anytime I had a question regarding easements and right of ways. He will also be missed. I want to thank my crew for coming in and plowing over the weekend. Mayor reported: We have accomplished a lot of things with the weather being good. We have taken care of some storm drains and hauling gravel from the stream bank project that will be able to be used around the village after it is screened.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: Mayor: David was going to be here, but was called out for service of a leak.

Fire Department: No one in attendance.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Nothing at this time.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: Nothing at this time.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Harmon.

Adjourned at 7:55 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on December 7th, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee John Burt, Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk,  Jeff Hornburg, Sandra Lindstrom, James Tytka Jr.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Moment of silence in recognition of Pearl Harbor Day.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to close the regular meeting and enter into executive session regarding personnel matters. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Burt to close executive session and reopen the regular meeting. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the November 16th, 2015. Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.7, including claims numbered 17979 through 18031 in the amount of $59,526.82 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

No One Spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of November, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the resolution to provide coverage to volunteer firefighters and emergency squad members who volunteer their services outside of their jurisdiction in time of emergency. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to promote Benjamin Wassell and William Ferneza to Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee effective December 7th, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of November, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Fire Department report for the months of October & November, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I want to once again state that the Village does honor veterans exemptions and always has. I would also like to ask the residents of the village to consider donating to the food pantry. I can’t say enough about out fire department and emergency squad. I heard that Santa in the park was a success over the weekend.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Kelly – During the meeting I texted Dave Voigt to ask if we should order the garage doors for the storage building and he said to go ahead and order them if we want. The other repairs will have to wait until spring and we will have to put it in our budget.

Trustee Tampio – In reviewing some of the bills, I see that some items are over budget already. Do we a policy for ordering and paying for items. Mayor: I have just put a memo together with a copy of our policy for the board and all department heads. I also plan as of January 1st we will be operating under an austerity budget. Trustee Tampio: I also want mention our former animal control officer Wally Baker has passed away. He was a good guy.

Trustee Burt – How are we going to handle the fire lane changes requested by Linda DeFries-Johnson. Mayor: I will look into the code and make the changes necessary to cover all of the fire lanes.

Village Attorney Comments: I would just like to add to what Vince said. Wally Baker has been a fixture in the village and town for many years. What a lot of people didn’t know about him was that he would put someone to work that did not have a job, even if he lost money doing so. One thing that comes to mind is Wally gave a homeless person food and set him up in one of his houses at no charge. He did these types of things for many people and the village will miss him.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Waiting for a report from the Sheriff.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: Mayor reported, Ralph wife is sick and he could not be here. As the weather is holding, we are going to complete a couple of projects while we have the chance. We will be awarded another bed tax grant to complete the stabilization by the ice house.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: Mayor: Dave recommended Bill and Ben to be promoted.

Fire Department:  Jim Tytka Jr.: Village EMS calls 17, Fire 4, Town EMS calls 14, Fire 3, MVA 3. Mutual Aid 4. Total of 45 Calls. Thank you for approving the resolution covering emergency responders in the event of injury. Have we heard from the insurance company regarding the claim from the flood.  Mayor: They paid some of the expenses. Clerk Postle will give you a copy of the break down from the insurance. Reminder to residents to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Nothing at this time.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: The special use variance for 65 Burgess St. was granted, with stipulations. The occupancy was approved for 2 people. If the property is sold the variance is terminated.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Burt.

Adjourned at 8:27 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on November 16th, 2015 at 7:15 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee John Burt, Attorney Gard

Also Present:          Thomas Postle, Clerk  Sandy Hornburg, Jeff Hornburg, Sandra Lindstrom, Tony Pearl, David Voigt, Louis Pelletter, Dianna Borrello

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Moment of silence in recognition of the tragedy that happened in France this past week.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the November 2nd, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.6, including claims numbered 17921 through 17978 in the amount of $254,536.91, and abstract No. 19 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 122 in the amount of $16,667.74 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

No One Spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of October, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Sheriff’s report for the months of September and October, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the resignation of Acting Justice, Anthony Pulci effective December 31st, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the resignation of Village Historian, Susan Chiappone effective November 9th, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the appointment of Anthony Pearl as Acting Justice effective January 1st, 2016 upon successful completion of magistrate school. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Reminder to residents that winter parking restrictions are in effect November 15th – April 1st  from 2-6 a.m. Spoke to someone that is going to contact Thomas Whitney at Stel to try and regenerate the renovation or demolition of the main street school. They would like to see if there is money available from the state or federal government for building a 32-36 low income housing unit. There are 3 more interested parties looking into purchasing the reservoir. Our first step after the DEC gives us approval is to have the property appraised. There is also interest in the Seegerts dairy property. We will hopefully be able to get some funding through our local officials when we meet in December. Congratulations to the winners of the election.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon – I would like to wish Sue Chiappone well in her endeavors. She was a good historian and will be missed.

Trustee Kelly – I would like to attend the meeting in December at Cathy Young’s office. I had a chance to speak with Todd Johnson and asked him if they would like to have two councilmen and we would have two trustees to talk about shared services and police contracts to try and save money.

Trustee Tampio – I received a complaint from a resident and would like to share it with Ralph and John after the meeting.

Trustee Burt – Do we have a way for our residents to report street lights. Our police department used to do it. I have reported 3 that have been fixed, and know of 3 more to be reported. Ralph Crawford stated that as soon as we are notified he reports them to NYSEG.

Village Attorney Comments: Want to thank Ralph and Janet for all of the assistance regarding the Visone issue. We should have some resolution this coming week.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: We have a meeting with the Sheriff scheduled for December 1st.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: Still working on leaves, and the new machine is working well. We will be doing one more brush pick up to clean up branches from the wind storms. Going to start setting one of the trucks up for winter. We are going to be paving/patching on Wednesday with the assistance of the town.

Water/Sewer David Voigt: We are flushing hydrants. Both of our new hires are doing well, and scored high on the Wastewater/water operator trainee exam. The sewer plant is working as designed, we are averaging 95% solid removal and 97% BOD removal. This is up 20% over last year. We have had an influent pump rebuilt under warranty, also rebuilt a Ross pressure reducing valve at the pump station. Getting ready for winter.

Fire Department: No one present. No report.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Nothing at this time.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: The hearing for 65 Burgess St. was rescheduled for December 3rd as we did not have a quorum on November 12th.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 7:40 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on November 2nd, 2015 at 7:20 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:   Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee Burt

Absent:  Attorney Gard (Excused)

Also Present:    Thomas Postle, Clerk,  Janet Harmon, Sue Chiappone, Richard Saletta,  Sandy Hornburg,  Jeff Hornburg, Sandra Lindstrom,  Jim Tytka Jr., Sylvia Patterson, Donna Metzger, Tony Pearl, Greg Fox, Connie Piccolo, Anita Saletta

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt. Absent: Attorney Gard (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the October 19th, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye,  Trustee Harmon abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.5, including claims numbered 17876 through 17920 in the amount of $133,865.91, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

No One Spoke.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Harmon to close the regular meeting and enter into executive session. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Harmon to close executive session and re-open the regular meeting. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to allow Anthony Pearl to attend Magistrates School in Albany at a cost not to exceed $800.00. The school is during the second week of December. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court Report for the month of September, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to deposit the funds from the sale of excess equipment through Auctions International into the equipment account A5010.2 to cover the cost of the new leaf machine. Balance of the funds will go into the excess equipment account. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of October, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report for the month of October, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments:  Can’t say enough about the students and coaches from the school who assisted the residents that signed up for the yard clean up day.  Good luck to all in the election and who ever the victor will have the attitude that when the election is over we can put away the politics and work for the good of the residents of the Village.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon –  Nothing at this time.

Trustee Kelly –  I would like to have a meeting regarding the upcoming sheriff contract.

We keep receiving letters from the Northern Chautauqua Regional Water Authority. Could we get a representative to come talk to us. Mayor: We are not included in the phase at this time and our stance is that until the pipes are in the ground and we have a choice we would not be involved. We also have a contract with Erie County Water Authority until 2019.

Trustee Tampio –  Good luck to Tom, Warren, and Jeff in the election.

Trustee Burt –  Nothing at this time.  What is happening with the finger print machine?

Village Attorney Comments:  Excused.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported:  We just received September & October reports today so they will be on the next agenda. I also received information on a solar powered security camera. If we want to look into it, I can ask them for a demonstration.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: We are working on leaves, and will be picking up branches due to the high winds. We are still getting equipment ready for winter.

Water/Sewer Mayor Reported:  David said we are still waiting for the letter from the DEC regarding the reservoir. We have five parties interested in purchasing the reservoir. Janet Harmon stated that water bills would be going out a little late due to issues with readings on the new meters. We should have the issues resolved a will have the bills out by the end of the week.

Fire Department Jim Tytka Jr.:  Calls for September: Village EMS 14, Fire 1, MVA 2, Town EMS 23, Fire 2, MVA 5, Mutual Aid 3. Calls for October: Village EMS 16, Fire 7, MVA 0, Town EMS 17, Fire 0, MVA 4, Mutual Aid 4. Chautauqua County Fire is requesting all municipalities to pass a resolution for volunteer fire fighters to be covered under insurance when assisting outside of the home area. I attended a meeting in Mayville regarding the new radio system. We will have to buy the radios and there are some options regarding funding. We did some training with Evans Center and added them to our alarm assignments. They will be assisting as a back up.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom/Donna Metzger: Nothing at this time.

Court Judge Saletta: Thank you to the board for approving Anthony Pearl to attend the magistrates school. I think you will be pleased with Anthony as he has a lot of court experience.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: We have a  hearing scheduled for 11/12/15 for a special use permit for 65 Burgess St.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Harmon.

Adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on October 19th, 2015 at7:40 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:         Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio,  Trustee Burt,  Attorney Gard

Absent:          Trustee Thomas Harmon (Excused)

Also Present:  Thomas Postle, Clerk   Sue Chiappone,  Nicole Gugino,  Sandy Hornburg,  Nancy Clees, Jeff Hornburg

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt, Attorney Gard. Absent: Trustee Harmon (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the minutes of the October 5th, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.4, including claims numbered 17839 through 17875 in the amount of $88,386.24,  Abstract No. 17 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 121 in the amount of $14,522.08, following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustee Burt questioned a couple of late charges on Abstract No. 4 and Mayor Piccolo stated that he would have to ask the treasurer when she returned from vacation. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye,  Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Sandy Hornburg: Inform the board of skateboard incidents. One person was almost hit when they came across the street out of  the bank parking lot. Two other incidents in front of 192 Central, an employee was going out of the building and almost hit a person with the door. The person jumped off of the board and the employee stepped on it. Luckily, no one was hurt but it could have been worse.

Nancy Clees: Regarding police coverage, what shift does the town eliminate during the winter? Mayor: The day shift. Nancy: So anytime there is a call in the town, the village car has to respond? Mayor: That is not necessarily so, because our dedicated car will not leave the village to patrol the town unless it was for a mutual aid call.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Kelly to allow the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club to hold their annual Halloween Parade at 5:30 pm and trick or treat hours are to be from 4 pm – 8 pm. This insurance certificate is on file in the clerks office. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Tampio to adjust account# 20-1320 in the amount of $333.84. The reading was incorrect and had to be re-read and billed. Trustee Burt asked for additional information. Clerk Postle explained that the incorrect meter was read and in order to remove it from the system and re-bill, requires board approval. Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: We purchased a new leaf machine, the manufacturer came out to show our streets department how to use it. He also explained that we will not have to purchase a new box, and would be ok using the old one. It was suggested that we look into using blowers instead of rakes to move the leaves into the machine. We should look into pricing and see if it would be worth while. The paving on Babcock is close to completion. The town will be assisting in putting a skim coat on our parking lot.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon –   Excused.

Trustee Kelly –  I am attending a seminar tomorrow on how to fund a water infrastructure projects and what kind of grants and loans are available.

Trustee Tampio –  I have some notes regarding things that need to be done and I was wondering if we could find a space in the municipal building with a phone and computer where the trustees could work. I feel it would tighten up the communication.

Trustee Burt –  Nothing at this time.

Village Attorney Comments:  Nothing at this time.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported:   Waiting for the September report.

Streets Department Mayor Reported: This is the last week for brush pick up, and we will be starting on leaves as they are put out. They are preparing the equipment for winter.

Water/Sewer Mayor Reported: David is in the process of developing and inventory of spare parts to purchase in bulk in order to cut the cost of purchasing each time we need a standard part.

Fire Department Mayor Reported: The fire department has been quite busy. The chief was supposed to drop off his report.

Planning Board Mayor Reported: The planning board has been looking into a sidewalk replacement program.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: ZBA hearing scheduled for 10/21/15 for a variance, and another scheduled for 11/12/15 for a special use permit for a garage apartment 65 Burgess.

Motion to adjourn made by  Trustee Tampio.

Adjourned at 8:06 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on October 5th, 2015 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:

Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,Trustee Thomas Harmon,Trustee Warren Kelly,Trustee Vincent Tampio, Trustee Burt, Attorney Gard

Also Present:

Thomas Postle, Clerk,   Janet Harmon, Treasurer,   Nicole Gugino,  Ralph Crawford, Sandra Lindstrom, Sandy Hornburg, Nancy Clees, Jeff Hornburg, Sharon Burt, Andy Monter,  Linda Wright, Donna Metzger

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Trustee Burt.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the minutes of the September 8th, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye, Trustee Burt Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Burt seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No.2, including claims numbered 17764 through 17808 in the amount of $34,775.23, Abstract No. 28, Capital Project (WWTP) including claims numbered 139 & 140 in the amount of $19,960.10, Abstract No. 17 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 120 in the amount of $1,676.34, and Abstract No. 47 Capital Project (Water Improvements) claim number 1059 in the amount of $315.21 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Tampio, and Burt voting aye, Trustee Kelly Abstained. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 3, including claims numbered 17809 through 17837 in the amount of $38,189.75 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Tampio and Mayor Piccolo voting aye, Trustees Kelly and Burt voting No. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Andy Monter 2 Knight St. Ext. – Submitted a letter regarding school bus traffic on Knight St. Ext. Trustee Tampio stated that this should go to the school board. Mr. Monter stated that letters have been submitted to the school board, bus garage, and superintendent and have not had a resolution. Trustee Harmon asked if there are any students to be picked up on that street? Mr. Monter stated no. Mayor Piccolo stated that it is not the school disrespecting your request, it has to go before the board. Trustee Harmon stated that he would be willing to be a spokes person for the village and set up a meeting between the residents of Knight Street Ext., the village and the school to try and come up with a solution to please all parties involved. Nancy Clees stated that there are many 4 & 5 year old children that can’t walk to the end of the streets for reasons of safety, and a parent has to be with them to put on and take off the bus. Mr. Monter stated that since they have complained to the school that there are many more empty busses coming up the street to spite us.

Nancy Clees: Asked when a motion would be made to approve the increase in hours and pay for the clerk as this was not in the budget. Mayor explained that the money does not come from the water/sewer fund, and the main objective for increasing the hours is to follow through on what our past mayor wanted in place was to have the office personnel cross train so we have continuity and versatility.

Sandy Lindstrom: Stated that she would like to see the Police department issue put to the people of this community for a decision to do away with the Police department permanently or not. Sharon Burt: How long is the cross training going to take. When the training is done will he (the clerk) go back to part time? Mayor response: That is a decision we will have to look at going into next years budget. There is a lot more to the position then people know. We need to create a system of checks and balances. We did propose this cross training with the previous clerk but there was opposition to it. We then had to cut her hours due to the opposition to cross train. We are not getting that opposition at this time and the position merits being a full time position.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of August, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of August, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the Silver Creek Animal Control report for the month of September, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Code Enforcement report as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Burt to accept the bids that have been submitted by Auctions International for the sale of the excess Police Equipment at or above the minimum asking price. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to agree to the 65-35% agreement for GHD site inspection on Phase Two of the I&I project. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to add Village Clerk, Thomas Postle as an additional signer on all Village Bank Accounts. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, Tampio, and Burt  voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I appreciate people coming to the meetings with input. Discussion with John Burt regarding parking in front of the library. The Ben Weirs project looks good. Thank all that helped us with our projects through shared services.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon – I attended the NYCOM Fall Training School and went to 7 classes. I want to share the handouts with the board. There are many things we do well and some things we need to improve on.  I will get in touch with the school to set up a meeting with the Knight St. Ext. residents.

Trustee Kelly – Is it possible to get the agenda, minutes and abstract emailed?  If so can a copy be emailed prior to the meeting so we can look at it ahead of time.

Trustee Tampio – I was appointed liaison to Silver Creek School and I will be following up with any other issues they may be having.

Trustee Burt – We have already discussed the library parking.

Village Attorney Comments: Ralph Crawford has been working very hard on the inspections of the Visone repairs. By Ralph keeping the costs inside the Village, it saved tax payers money and owe him thanks for that.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: Forwarded some information to them regarding the code on skating, skate boarding, loitering.  They are in the process of reviewing the information and will be enforcing.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: Brush is this week and the 19th will be the last brush pickup. We will be starting leaves at that point. Just a reminder to resident to keep brush and leaves separate and put as close to the road as possible. Thank you to the Town of Hanover for helping with paving and the other municipalities that assisted as well.  We returned the favor and assisted them as well. Will be starting to get the plows ready.  Trustee Tampio asked the status of a light pole laying in Damon Motors parking lot. Ralph reply: That is private property so we cannot touch it. That would be a question for code enforcement. We assisted the water/sewer department with the manholes and drops on Knight Street.

Fire Department: Chief Tytka will have report next meeting.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom/Donna Metzger: Nothing at this time.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: ZBA hearing scheduled for 10/21/15 for a variance.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Tampio

Adjourned at 8:50 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on September 8th, 2015, 6:25 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Vincent Tampio, Attorney Gard

Absent: Trustee Burt (Excused)

Also Present: Thomas Postle, Clerk, Janet Harmon, Treasurer, Nicole Gugino, Ralph Crawford, Sandra Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Nancy Clees, Jeff Hornburg

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Postle: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Tampio, Attorney Gard. Absent: Trustee Burt (Excused).

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve the minutes of the August 3rd, 2015 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the payment of the bills appearing on abstract No. 23, including claims numbered 17651 through 17707 in the amount of $104,825.08, Abstract No. 1, including claims numbered 17708 through 17763 in the amount of $65,711.63, Abstract No. 16 Capital Project (I&I) claim number 119 in the amount of $6,716.25, and Abstract No. 27 Capital Project (WWTP) claim number 138 in the amount of $6500.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye, Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

Nancy Clees- Reported that there is a drain on the corner of Adams and Porter that is sinking. Also asked how the Village could sell the police cars if the department had been mothballed. Mayor replied that the Village can declare anything as excess equipment if it is not being used. If we decided to start our own police force again, we would have to purchase new cars.

New Business:

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to adjust $55.58 off the sewer portion of account #20-0510, as the water did not go into the sewer. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to accept the Silver Creek Animal control report for the months of July and August, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Sheriff’s report for the month of July, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to accept the Silver Creek Youth Recreation Program summary for the summer of 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to approve the resolution for amendment No. 4 for GHD Consulting Services to provide construction services for Priority 2 Sewer Repairs, with a cost not to exceed $23,500.00. Trustee Harmon abstained, Trustees Kelly, Tampio, and Mayor Piccolo voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Tampio to accept the Silver Creek Court report for the month of July 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve the agreement with Ryan Alexander for boarding stray dogs at Boe’s Kennel. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Harmon to approve O’Connell Electric to do the wireless program for the Hanover Road water tower. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Harmon to adjust the water/sewer charges off of account #s 19-0120 in the amount of $7,514.50, 19-0130 in the amount of $836.45, 13-0780 in the amount of $6,537.70, and 19-0170 in the amount of $465.26 as these parcels were foreclosed on by the county. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Tampio to approve the correction of errors on tax bill #197 from $1,678.45 to $1,013.19. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to accept the Silver Creek Fire Department Call Report for the month of August, 2015. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio, voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Tampio seconded by Trustee Kelly to declare the following as excess equipment: (1) 2013 Ford Taurus, (1) 1986 Tarco Big -T Leaf Vac, and (2) Smith & Wesson Bicycles to be auctioned on Auctions International. Trustees Harmon, Kelly, and Tampio voting aye. Carried.

Mayor’s Comments: The Ben Wier project is making progress. We are waiting for the approval to proceed with the project near the Ice House, which will probably not start until next year. There is someone that is possibly interested in purchasing the reservoir and may be submitting a letter of intent. Just a reminder that this is the last of our summer meetings and will resume the normal meeting schedule in October on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon – Village is looking good and I know we will be ready for the Grape Festival. The DPW sign was supposed to be fixed but doesn’t appear to be correct. There is some interest in the Hideaway Bay property.

Trustee Kelly – Wanted to thank Meagan Ryerse (2015 Summer Youth Recreation Director) and her staff for doing an excellent job with youth recreation this summer. About two weeks ago, I ran into the Town Supervisor and we had lunch. I asked him if we could set up a committee to meet every two months or so to discuss topics such as shared services and other possible joint ventures. He was in favor of it and after the elections we would decide who could be on the committee. USI is going to start on the 10th with the Priority 2 portion of the I&I project.

Trustee Tampio – Nothing at this time.

Trustee Burt – Absent.

Village Attorney Comments: I would like to address Mrs. Clees’ comment. When we spoke of mothballing the police department, it was the intention of all at that time not to sell any of the equipment. Personally, I think it is a bad idea to sell it now, but in a legal opinion, it is legal what the board is doing.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: Mayor reported: We seem to be the training ground. I want the parents of the youth to know that they should be accountable for their actions. We need to sit down with the Sheriff and discuss the issues at hand and come up with solutions.

Streets Department Ralph Crawford: We did complete the paving and all of the crew did a great job. We are back on brush schedule, and next week is Grape Festival. We have some money left in our black top account and I would like to skim coat the parking lot. This will allow us to be able to plow it properly in the winter.

Fire Department: Village EMS calls 20, Fire 5, MVA 3, Town EMS calls 22, Fire 2, MVA 4, Mutual Aid calls 5.

Planning Board Sandra Lindstrom: Nothing at this time.

ZBA: Jeff Hornburg: Nothing at this time.

Motion to adjourn made by Trustee Harmon.

Adjourned at 7:00 pm.

Thomas M. Postle Jr., Village Clerk

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At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on September 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandy Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Ralph Crawford, Bill & Donna Metzger, Greg Fox, Observer, Herm Griewisch Jr.

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the August 4, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 1, including claims numbered 16495 through 16588 in the amount of $195,818.86 and Abstract No. 16 (Capitol Project-WWTP) including claim number 121 in the amount of $534,724.96 and Abstract No. 41 (Waterline Replacement Project) including claim number 1053 in the amount of $6,505.99 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

No one spoke

New Business:

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the Animal Control Report for the Month of July 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the Sheriff Report for the Month of July 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve a tap in fee at 12183 Hanover Road SBL 49.00-1-46.2. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $211.48 off account 22-0176, the account was created in error.  Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to deny the removal of one Service Charge from  Hole-Parker Funeral Home because they are residing on site. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Hanover Little League to use the Ball Park for tee ball next year after a final agreement has been put together for them to lay out and maintain upon approval by the CSEA. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to transfer $55,308.00 from sewer unappropriated fund balance to account G8130.49(Buildings and Grounds). Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Kelly to remove w/s service charge from account 16-0242. The apartment home was converted from a three family home to a two family home. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Harmon seconded by Trustee Pearl to approve the Code Enforcement report. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Tonight is the last night of summer meetings, next month we go back to the first and third Monday of the month. I commend all the departments on a great job, they’ve all been very active. The Fire Department has pumped 70 basements this year because of rain, it’s a voluntary service they provide and they do it because they’re very dedicated. The Festival of Grapes is coming up, Lisa Romano has contacted the Fire Police and we’ll have a meeting with the Sheriff about the parade. We do a lot for the Festival and I commend our departments for their help with set up and cleanup. We’ve been very busy this year with projects and we’ve accomplished quite a bit. The support we receive from the surrounding communities  for the Festival of Grapes is very positive and this should be a big year for politicians in the parade because of all the elections. Thank you to the residents for all their patience with everything going on in the Village. I hope everyone had a happy Labor Day.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- Nothing

Trustee Peters- I’m looking forward to the Festival of Grapes.

Trustee Kelly- I met with Diana Carpus of the Festival of Grapes and they’re having financial problems and I would like to discuss reducing their portion of the insurance by $200.

Trustee Pearl- Nothing

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff Department: Mayor Piccolo spoke-  They were quite active

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. We’ve been busy trying to get things done before winter. Thank you to the residents for being patient and thank you to Herm and the Water/Sewer Department for their help on Parkway and Karen Drive with drainage. Thank you to the Town of Hanover and Perrysburg for their help with paving.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- Nothing

Fire Department: Trustee Kelly spoke- The Fire Department had 19 calls in the Village between August 5th and September 2- 17 EMS and 2 Fire Related, and 24 calls in the Town of Hanover- 20 EMS and 4 accident. They also had 1 Mutual Aid call for Forestville, 2 for Sheridan and 1 for East Dunkirk.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- Nothing

Zoning Board of Appeals: Mayor Piccolo spoke- there is a hearing on Thursday at 6:30pm.

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 7:14 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl,  Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent:  None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Janet St. George, Sandy Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Gerald Cuthbert, Ralph Crawford, Jacob Sternisha, Bob Bradigan, Bill & Donna Metzger, Jim Tytka, Rose Duggan, Amy Chavez, Michelle Tingue, Linda Fryberger, Terri Corsaro, Chad Alford

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 24, including claims numbered 16415 through 16494 in the amount of $272,538.10 and Abstract No. 15 (Capitol Project-WWTP) including claim number 120 in the amount of $149,025.76 and Abstract No. 40 (Waterline Replacement Project) including claim number 1052 in the amount of $104,409.45 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Jerry Cuthbert, 46 Parkway, explained that on Saturday night the water came down Karen Drive and through his basement window. Suffered substantial damage to his home and he understands this was an exceptional rain but this has been happening every time because of the pitch of the road and was told the village would be installing drains and curbs but that hasn’t happened yet. Stated he realizes this is going to take time but a drain would at least help in the meantime.

Jacob Sternisha explained that the dirt from Karen drive builds up in front of his house and the water eventually seeps into the basement which is going to be a problem in years to come, the water on Karen drive needs to be slowed down.

Amy Chavez, 7 Karen Drive and formerly of 47 Parkway, is concerned about the neighbors. Explained that there is a health concern because of the raw sewage backing up in multiple houses in the neighborhood and it has been an issue for years. Asked why the drains can’t handle the water.

Chad Alford, 53 Parkway, stated that water is not just coming down the street, it funnels onto the sidewalk and comes down like a stream, avoids the storm drains and then the sediment plugs up the drain by his garage. Also, he noticed that not all the drains were working on Saturday.

Rose Duggan, 44 Parkway, explained she had sewage in her basement and it now has to be completely gutted. Asked what they’re supposed to do to prevent this from happening again.

Linda Fryberger is concerned about Seegerts Dairy. The owner has until the 6th to demolish but nothing has been done yet. Asked what happens after the 6th. Explained there are dangerous conditions- there is no roof and a wall is about to come down.

Terri Corsaro asked about hiring the prisoners to tear it down.

New Business:

Bid Opening- Garbage Bags

Bidder: Waste Zero    Amount: $18,500 ($18,250- white drawstring)

Bidder: All American Poly     Amount: $19,460

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the bid from Waste Zero in the amount of $18,500 for village garbage bags. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the Court Report for the month of June 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the Animal Control Report for the Month of June 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to transfer $32,500 from the Fire Equipment Reserve to account A3410.2 (Fire Protection Equipment) to cover the cost of the truck, decals and any additional equipment needed. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to correct the 2014-2015 tax roll in the amount of $3,379.58. Parcel 32.18-5-20 was sold by the County. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to remove Water/Sewer penalty in the amount of $27.91 from account 12-0180. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Festival of Grapes Committee to hold their annual Grape Festival September 18-21 in the Village Square, Ballpark and Pavilion, with a parade being held on Sunday September 21st. The Village agrees to commit Sheriff and Fire resources. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to pay the DEC for SPEDES violations in the amount of $4,950.00 to comply with the previous violations that were being observed against the Village. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Emergency Squad to hold fund raising car washed during the month of August. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Thank you to the Fire, Streets, Water/Sewer and Sheriff Departments for all working together on Saturday during the flooding. The Fire Department pumped 17 basements and the DPW cleared out gravel and stone while the Water/Sewer Department checked homes. People are grateful that we have employees who respond. We got hit hard in a short period of time and I commend them all on a great job. We have one of the top notch Fire Departments in the area and I can’t say enough about all the departments in the Village. Also, Anna Frederickson has a concern about a fence and a conclusion needs to be met with her neighbor about the property line.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- I echo the sentiments of the Mayor. We have a good team that’s very efficient.

Trustee Peters- Thank you to the Fire Department. We had an hour-long crisis on Saturday and they acted fast and were very professional.

Trustee Kelly- The response on Saturday was great. Thank you to all the departments and the mutual aid, everyone worked together well.

Trustee Pearl- Thank you for the response to the flood. Ralph had a great idea about meeting with the people on Parkway for some immediate feedback and hopefully we’ll find some answers for them.

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff Department: Mayor Piccolo spoke- They have been busy, especially during the yard sale. We should have had another officer by Mount Carmel during the flood for directing traffic.

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. We’ll have a meeting with the people on Parkway.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- We put a meter pit on Forestville Rd for Bill Harford’s house. Visone put a torn gasket in the meter and 800,000 gallons of water ran through it and they should pay for it. One of the new pumps at the plant won’t kick up when we get heavy rain, Caterpillar is doing start up on the generator tomorrow and Frey is about done with the wiring.

Fire Department: Chief Tytka- We had 17 calls on Saturday and it was flood #8 for this year. We have a lot of support from the community but there are some who are not understanding. We pump out basements as a courtesy but it’s not our job, residents should have a sump pump. It’s first come, first serve and we try our best to get there. There were 42 calls for the month. 24 in the Village- 11 EMS, 12 Fire and 1 Accident and 18 calls in the Town- 15 EMS, 1 Other and 2 Mutual Aid calls to Sheridan. Wednesday is the tentative date to pick up the new truck. A truck like this would be $500,000 brand new, we know people don’t have deep pockets so we try to get the most bang for our buck.

Code Enforcement: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The Code Enforcement Officer has been busy and something will happen at Seegerts Dairy after Wednesday.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- Nothing

Motion made by   seconded by   to leave the Regular Meeting and enter into Executive Session regarding a personnel matter. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to re-enter the Regular Meeting. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Action: None until proper investigation

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:11 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on July 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: Trustee Warren Kelly

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk,  Janet St. George, Sandy Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Donald Orego, Ralph Crawford, Wayne Hotelling, Jim Tytka, Observer Reporter

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard. Absent: Trustee Kelly.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the June 16, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 23, including claims numbered 16347 through 16414 in the amount of $441,530.55 and Abstract No. 14 (Capitol Project-WWTP) including claim number 119 in the amount of $737,154.97 and Abstract No. 39 (Waterline Replacement Project) including claim number 1049-1051 in the amount of $131,459.77 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Donald Orego, 34 Robinson, concerned about his $1500 water bill. Stated his bills are normally $200 but was told the outside reader was not calibrated to the inside meter.

Mayor Piccolo explained that some readers were not accurately reading the inside meters and there is a payment plan option.

Wayne Hotelling, 72 Main street, asked about the paperwork for the Laurel Run and explained there are fundraisers at Pizza Hut and Cold Stone Creamery where a percentage of the proceeds go to Laurel Run.

New Business:

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $1,711.62 from Water/Sewer Account 04-0200. The meter was reading in hundreds. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $74.00 from Sewer Account 11-0020. This account was billed twice. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $732.60 from account 22-0040 due to a faulty meter. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to purchase a new server in the Clerk’s Office at a cost of $825.25. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to donate $250.00 to the Hanover Garden Club toward the purchases that were made in Chautauqua County for the planters in the Square and Village entrances.  Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the DPW to purchase a 36″ ditch bucket for the backhoe at a cost of $1880.00. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow NYSEG to replace the exterior lights at the DPW Building at a cost of $693.19 to cover prevailing wage costs for the energy savings. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the costs of the new WWTP service replacement. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Fire Department to make an offer not to exceed $35,000 to the Snyder Fire Department for a 1994 Sutphin pumper. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the Sheriff Report for the month of June 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to leave the Regular Meeting and enter into Executive Session regarding a personnel matter.  Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to re-enter the Regular Meeting Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Action: None

Mayors Comments: I was pleased with the coverage by the Sheriff and Fire Department for the fireworks. We were fortunate to get it off with the wind and rain that day, we lucked out. I commend the DPW for cleaning the beach, it turned out really nice. Thank you to everyone who was there. The Chamber of Commerce thanked Ralph for setting up a booth for them.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- Nothing

Trustee Peters- Nothing

Trustee Kelly- Nothing

Trustee Pearl- Nothing

Village Attorney Comments: Nothing

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. The majority of the patching is done and we worked with Ben to get things ready for Youth Recreation. Thank you to the guys for working so hard to get things done.

Water/Sewer Department: (Trustee Harmon spoke)- They’re getting a lot done at the plant and it’s going well.

Fire Department: Chief Tytka- Report for June 3 through July 7- there were 53 calls. In the Village there were 15 EMS, 2 Fire, 1 MVA and 2 Other. In the Town there were 20 EMS, 2 Fire and 6 MVA. 2 Mutual Aid calls to Sheridan and 3 to Forestville.  On Behalf of the Truck Committee, thank you to the Board. Hopefully they’ll accept the offer, if they do we probably won’t get it until August.

Code Enforcement: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Linda has been busy trying to get the Village into compliance and looking good again. The owners did work on the property on Jackson Street cleaning it up.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- Nothing

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 7:30 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent:  None

Also Present:  Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Sandy Lindstrom, Herm Griewisch, Sue Chiappone, Adam Beyer, Bob Groat, Vicki Happell, Karen Comello, Sharon Nichols, Margaret Seitz, Doug Prince, Brink Doner, Casimina Doner

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the June 2, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 22, including claims numbered 16285 through 16346 in the amount of $139,111.68 and Abstract No. 13 (Capitol Project-WWTP) including claim number 117 in the amount of $3,032.13 and Abstract No. 9 (Capitol Project-I&I) including claim number 111 in the amount of $2,553.02 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Doug Prince, 16 Lafayette, is concerned about the water bills after the conversion to the new meters. Stated he understands there were issues with the reading device but can’t justify paying for years of lost water. Requested that the Board take some time and look at it.

Vicki Happel, 6 Dana, doesn’t feel the higher bill is her fault because the Village could have looked at the meter whenever they wanted. Explained her bills went up 4 times the amount. Also asked how she is supposed to know the picture that was taken is her meter. Stated she is not happy with how this is going and would like to sell her home but it’s on the creek and gets muddy water in her garage.

Karen Comello, 19 Christy, explained her bill is $1243.23 and its from faulty equipment but doesn’t believe that’s her problem because she didn’t know she should be checking the meter. Stated she may be catching up on old bills but asked why she should be paying sewer on it too. Explained that a worker came to her house and was real nice and showed her how to check the meter but thinks the sewer should be taken off.

Brink Doner, 33 Buffalo, stated his bill is almost $1000 and doesn’t mind paying it but would like the late fee waived which would help out a lot.

Mayor Piccolo responded that the high readings are from the old meters when they were changed out. The outside readers were geared so there could have been issues with slippage or bugs or dirt getting caught in it which would cause the readers to be off. Explained that the Village is willing to extend the payment time to 1 year without penalty. Stated that the taxpayers have paid for a lot of water leaks and faulty meters and that cost has been picked up by the other taxpayers, going forward we want to invest in new equipment to eliminate this. Also explained that there is a plus sign on the meter that will tell you if water is going through the meter.

Treasurer St. George explained that there are payment plans where we set up monthly payments interest free but if you default we would have to add those fees back onto the balance.

Water/Sewer Superintendent Griewisch stated the Village had a huge water loss last year which was from the meters and the taxpayers had to pay for it.

Doug Prince asked if the taxes will go down next year since we wont be paying for lost water.

Mayor Piccolo explained that water and sewer is paid through the bills, not taxes and going forward you should not see these big bills again but if you do, call us.

Karen Comello stated the property next to her is abandoned and the grass needs to be mowed.

New Business:

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $133.23 from Water/Sewer Account 10-0070. The previous reading was set to gallons instead of thousands. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adjust $329.88 from Sewer Account 21-0270. The hot water tank exploded and the water went into the yard, not the sewer. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the Animal Control Report for the Month of May 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the Court Report for the Month of May 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adopt the following resolution:

Whereas, the Village of Silver Creek currently holds two Village Board Meetings on the first and third Monday of every month, and

Whereas, the Village Board upon unanimous consensus has recommended changing the meetings to once a month on the first Monday beginning at 6:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm, during the summer months of July, August and September in the year 2014, and

Whereas, the Village Treasurer and her designee has the authority to pay any utility or other outstanding bills that may need to be paid without Board approval until the Village Board meets and approves those payments, therefore

Be It Resolved, that any need for a decision to be made by the Village Board during the non-meeting times of those months a special meeting will be called and a public notice will be provided for the general public to be able to attend, and

Be it Further Resolved, that this resolution may be questioned or there may arise concerns that will do injustice to the Village Taxpayers, and

Be It Further Resolved, discussions will be held in the month prior to the change to the summer format. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to pay the pledged payment of $2000 to the LWDP Project. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to table the request from the Chadwick Bay Regional Authority for annual dues of $1600 until further discussion has been held. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Sheriff to have an outdated drug drop-off box in the Court Clerk’s entryway which will be emptied and checked on a daily basis. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to table the annual support of $300 to offset the costs that have been incurred by the Garden Club for the flowers in the Square and entrance ways into the Village until further discussion. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to hire Sarah Sack as Youth Recreation Director at a rate of $10.00 per hour and Molly Smith, Erin Szymanski, Heather Serio, Dylan Delong as Counselors at a rate of $8.00 per hour with Kaitlyn Krystofiak, Melissa Wilcox, Stacey Chatburn and Joe Neilson as alternates. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Kelly voting aye. Trustee Pearl abstained.  Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to enter into the County EAP Program at a cost of  $25 per employee per year. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Thank you to Sheriff Gerace for coming tonight to enlighten everyone on what’s been happening in the Village.  When you’re coming into the Village on Route 20, there is a broken line so people are passing there and then getting a ticket for speeding, the DOT needs to address that. I apologize to the residents who received high water bills, that was not our intent, we wanted to start new with the new meters and accurate readings. After the water project we’re hoping not to have anymore leaks and have good pressure. Going forward we want to provide quality water that’s cost effective and see more people come into the Village. Also, I commend the Kiwanis Club on a great job with the Children’s Fair.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- Thank you to Sheriff Gerace for being here to answer questions. On behalf of the Kiwanis Club, I want to thank all the employees who helped getting the Square and Ballpark ready, it looked great. We’re going to make some changes that will make it better next year. There was great weather and it was a success, thank you to the Board for allowing it to happen.

Trustee Peters- Thank you to everyone for coming tonight, two-way communication is important and I like to see it.

Trustee Kelly- I would like to set up a meeting with S. Howes. We will need to reschedule the meeting on Saturday to discuss the police agenda because Tom and Janet can’t make it.

Trustee Pearl- The Children’s Fair was highly successful. The crews did great as well as the Explorers Club.

Village Attorney Comments: We were successful in defending the claim against the Fire Department. They were very helpful and were a big part of winning that case.

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. We’re repairing pot holes and working on drops by the school for better flow and less water.

Fire Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Spoke to Jim Tytka and they’re looking to bid on a truck.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- The Board had a meeting and we’re working on Christmas decorations and looking into the possibility of a dog park.

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:40 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on June 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Ralph Crawford, Sandy Lindstrom, Herm Griewisch, Jim Tytka Jr.

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the May 19, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 21, including claims numbered 16251 through 16284 in the amount of $100,799.19 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Pearl to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 37 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement Project), including claims numbered 1046 through 1047 in the amount of $199,481.00 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

No one spoke

New Business:

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the quote from B&B Logging in the amount of $93,646.10 for the timbering of the lumber at the Upper Reservoir and the old dump site contingent upon contract review by the Village Attorney. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow a donation in the amount of $250 to Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels.  Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the Court Report for the Month of April 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to hire Timothy Grant, David Hasbin and Mark Martin as Seasonal Laborers in the Streets and Water/Sewer Departments at a rate of $8.00 per hour.  Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the Code Enforcement Report for the Month of May 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I received a call from a resident thanking Bestway Disposal for helping them pick up their recycling that had blown around and commended the Board for hiring Brad. There was a good turnout for Memorial Day and we received a compliment from Ed Fix thanking the Village for replacing the flags, traffic control was also handled well. The VFW also thanked the Fire Department for having their trucks there. We’re moving along with our projects and looking forward to seeing it all done and the Bendway Weirs project is starting in August, we’re getting a lot done.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- Where do we stand with the I&I project with regards to what we have to do? It will start next week and utilize summer employees.

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. We’ve been tagging TV’s letting people know to take them to the transfer station. I’m looking forward to the projects being completed. I would like to attend a meeting at JCC North about hazard mitigation.

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The Sheriff will be at the next meeting for a presentation and update.

Fire Department: Jim Tytka Jr.- Completed the report for May 6-June 2 and there were 42 calls total. There were 20 calls in the Village- 15 EMS, 1 Fire, 1 Accident, 1 Hazardous Condition. There were 19 calls in the Town of Hanover- 13 EMS, 4 Fire, 1 Accident, 1 Hazardous Condition. There were 2 Mutual Aid calls in the Town of Sheridan- 1 Fire and 1 EMS and 1 Mutual Aid call to the Village of Falconer for a Hazardous Condition.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- On behalf of the Harford family, I would like to thank the Village for flying the flag at half mast in honor of Bill.

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:20 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Observer reporter, Janet St. George, Ralph Crawford, Adam Beyer,  Donna Metzger,  Sandy Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Gina Hallmark, Karen Kilburn, Rick Taaffe, Dave Clark, Judy Voltman, Steve Adams

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter:  Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the April 21, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by   to approve the minutes of the May 5, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by  to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 20, including claims numbered 16204 through 16250 in the amount of $79,291.60 and Abstract No. 12 (Capitol Project- WWTP), including claim number 116 in the amount of $498,971.55 and excluding Abstract No. 37 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement Project), including claims numbered 1046 through 1047 in the amount of $199,481.00 following proper audit.  Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Peters seconded by Trustee Harmon to table Abstract No. 37 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement Project) including claims numbered 1046 through 1047 in the amount of $199,481.00. Trustees Harmon, Peters and Pearl voting aye. Trustee Kelly voting no. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Gina Hallmark, 30 Babcock Ave., explained she has a huge problem with raccoons which began when Petri’s closed. Stated she trapped 11 last year and is already up to 8 this year. Explained that the Sheriff won’t take them anymore, the Village ACO and CEO can’t help, the wildlife committee charges $40 each time and she won’t kill them so is asking for help from the Village with this issue.

Judy Voltman stated that the raccoons are also living in the storm sewers and the fence is down at the Main St. School.

Rick Taaffe, 9 Parkway, asked if the Board is doing anything with the Army Corps or the DEC to mitigate high water issues in the Village.

Steve Adams from Adams Lumber asked if there is any timeline on accepting a bid for the timber. Also, explained that residents could contact the Amish who would come and get the raccoons because they sell their pelts.

Dave Clark, 29 Buffalo St., explained that Seegert’s Dairy is  a mess- the roof and walls are collapsing and the owner doesn’t want anything to do with it.

New Business:

Bid Opening: DPW Driveway Improvement Project

Bidder: North East Paving                 Amount: (No total price listed)

Bidder: STC                                        Amount: $207,000  Concrete Pad: $8,100

Bidder: Olson & Sons                        Amount: $233,000  Concrete Pad: $18,000

Bidder: Lewis Del Prince & Sons       Amount: $122,515 Concrete Pad: $7,300 (Not delivered to specified location)

Bid Opening- DPW Painting Project

Bidder: Amstar of WNY        Amount: $32,676

Bidder: STC                            Amount: $27,376

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the bid from STC in the amount of $215,100 for the DPW Driveway Improvement Project.  Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to accept the bid from STC in the amount of $27,376 for the DPW Painting Project. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Silver Creek Softball League to use the Ball Park for the summer 2014 season upon agreement of dates with the Hanover Little League. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to approve the change order for the WWTP Project for the additional stone and gravel fill due to the difference in elevation. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department to hold their Annual Boot Drive on Saturday May 25th and their Annual Fund Drive during the month of June to help offset some of the demands of the department. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the 47th Annual Festival of Grapes to be held on September 18-21 in the Village Square and Ball Park. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to allow the Mayor to sign the agreement with the Hanover Little League. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by   seconded by   to adopt, table or deny the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has issued regulations requiring issuers of tax-exempt obligations to certify on various forms that they actively monitor compliance with federal tax rules following the issuance of such obligations; and

WHEREAS, the Village is an occasional issuer of tax-exempt obligations and thus is subject to the aforementioned compliance requirements which are critical for the preservation of the preferential tax status of those obligations; and

WHEREAS, it is therefore in the best interest of the Village to adopt formal written procedures to ensure such compliance and to designate an official responsible for ensuring that such procedures are followed; and

WHEREAS, on or about February 14, 2012, the Village instituted certain interim post-issuance compliance procedures (the “Original Procedures”); and

WHEREAS, it was intended that the Original Procedures would be periodically updated and supplemented; and

WHEREAS, Hodgson Russ LLP, as bond counsel to the Village, has prepared and has recommended that the Village adopt certain supplemental post-issuance compliance procedures that are to replace, in their entirety, the Original Procedures;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village hereby adopts the supplemental post-issuance compliance procedures that are attached hereto as “Schedule A” and resolves to be governed thereby; and be it further

RESOLVED, that such Schedule A will be placed in its entirety in the official records, files and minutes of the Village and adhered to going forward; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.

Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I commend everyone on the great job they did with the flood.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- None

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted Report. We have two rip-rap projects coming up that we got grants for. We’ll  be making a list of excess equipment and tomorrow Jeff and I plan on putting the fence back up at the Main St. School and then we’ll be working on brush.

Planning Board: Sandra Lindstrom- None

Code Enforcement: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Linda issued a permit on Sunday for a roof and has been talking to Al McNeal about the Revere Inn.

Motion to adjourn made by   seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:50 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on May 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl

Absent:  Attorney Daniel Gard, excused

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Herm Griewisch, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Ralph Crawford, Jim Tytka Jr, Maureen Morabito, Sandy Lindstrom, Sue Chiappone, Dennis Palmer

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl. Absent: Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to table the minutes of the April 21, 2014 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2014 Special Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 19, including claims numbered 16174 through 16203 in the amount of $19,556.61 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Dennis Palmer thanked the Board for their diligence in keeping the budget under the 2% cap. Also stated he’s in the process of drafting a letter to the County about the Main Street School.

Sandy Lindstrom asked if anything is going on with the Moose, Revere Inn and blue house on Central Avenue.

Maureen Morabito made complaints about the house on the corner of Central Avenue and Jackson Street (submitted photos). Explained that something needs to be done about property maintenance because the back yard is full of garbage, there are no railings on the porch and they’ve seen rats. Also explained that the Planning Board put a lot of work into the Rental Property Law and it needs to be enforced. Wanted to know how that property obtained a Certificate of Occupancy after the fire.

New Business:

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow the Hanover Little League to use the Ward Avenue and the Village Ball Park for the 2014 season from April 15 through October 31, 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow the Village to purchase two tickets at a cost of $30 each for the annual dinner meeting and Lake Erie Wine Country Showcase on May 15th at the Chautauqua Golf Club, Vince Horrigan will be the speaker. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to table making a donation to the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to upgrade the computers in the Clerk’s Office at a cost of $2750. This includes 3 new computers and data transfer. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Animal Control report for the month of April 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Code Enforcement Report. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, on January 9, 2013, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York (the “Village”) adopted a bond resolution (the “Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution”) entitled:

A BOND RESOLUTION, DATED JANUARY 9, 2013, OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SILVER CREEK, CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK (THE “VILLAGE”), AUTHORIZING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AND CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VILLAGE SEWER SYSTEM PURSUANT TO NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ORDER ON CONSENT #R9-20120712-82, AT AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM COST OF $5,030,000, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,030,000, PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW TO FINANCE SAID PURPOSE, SAID AMOUNT TO BE OFFSET BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND/OR LOCAL FUNDS RECEIVED, AND DELEGATING THE POWER TO ISSUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SALE OF SUCH BONDS TO THE VILLAGE TREASURER and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees has been advised that the cost of the proposed capital improvements project has increased because of an expansion of the scope of the project due to additional work required by the Department of Environmental Conservation, such additional work includes, but is not limited to, influent pump improvements and disinfection system improvements; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees wishes to modify the Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution for the primary purposes of: (a) expanding the scope of the project, (b) increasing the estimated maximum cost of the project from $5,030,000 to $6,300,000, and (c) increasing the amount of serial bonds authorized to be issued from $5,030,000 to $6,300,000; and

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees now wishes to amend and restate (in its entirety) the Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution for the reasons identified above, and to make other modifications to the Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution as may be consistent with law; and

WHEREAS, the Village has previously issued bond anticipation notes pursuant to the January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution, but has not yet entered into permanent financing arrangements thereunder (i.e., the issuance of long-term serial bonds);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SILVER CREEK AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1:        That the Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution be, and it hereby is, amended and restated to read in its entirety as set forth in the attached Exhibit A.

Section 2.       Except as set forth herein, the Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution has not been modified or amended since its adoption. The Original January 9, 2013 Bond Resolution remains in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and approved as amended and restated hereby.

Section 3.       The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this resolution, or a summary thereof, together with a notice in substantially the form provided by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Village and hereby designated as the official newspaper of the Village for such publication. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Peters seconded by Trustee Harmon to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek, in the County of Chautauqua, New York (the “Village”) desires to undertake a capital improvements project at the Village of Silver Creek Department of Public Works building consisting of various exterior improvements, as more specifically described in a report prepared by Wendel;

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of the Board of Trustees) as follows:

SECTION 1. The specific purpose (hereinafter referred to as the “Purpose”) to be financed pursuant to this resolution is a capital improvements project at the Village of Silver Creek Department of Public Works Building consisting of various exterior improvements including, but not limited to, the installation of a driveway and parking lot, security fence and gate, street light and concrete walkway, all of the forgoing to include all preliminary work and necessary equipment, materials and site work and all preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto, including any additional work as more specifically described in a report prepared by Wendel (collectively, the “Purpose”). The estimated maximum cost of the Purpose is $780,000.

SECTION 2. The Village Board of Trustees plans to finance the estimated maximum cost of such Purpose by the issuance of serial bonds of the Village in an aggregate amount not to exceed $780,000, hereby authorized to be issued therefore pursuant to the Local Finance Law, said amount to be offset by any federal, state, county and/or local funds received. Unless paid from other sources or charges, the cost of such improvements is to be paid by the levy and collection of taxes on all real property in the Village to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable.

SECTION 3. Wendel has certified that the Purpose will have a 25 year life, and accordingly the period of probable usefulness of the object or purpose herein authorized and for which $780,000 of serial bonds are herein authorized to be issued within the limitations of subdivision 35 of paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, is 15 years.

SECTION 4. Current funds are not required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds authorized by this resolution or any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds.

SECTION 5. It is hereby determined the proposed maturity of the obligations authorized by this resolution will be in excess of five years.

SECTION 6. The faith and credit of the Village are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds (and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds) as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds or notes becoming due and payable in such year. Unless paid from other sources or charges, there shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of the Village a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds or notes as the same become due and payable.

SECTION 7. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Local Finance Law, pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of bond anticipation notes or the renewals of such notes and of Section 21.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, Section 62.00 and Section 63.00 of the Local Finance Law, the powers and duties of the Village Board of Trustees pertaining or incidental to the sale and issuance of the obligations herein authorized, including but not limited to authorizing bond anticipation notes and prescribing the terms, form and contents and details as to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized and of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds, and the renewals of such notes, are hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the chief fiscal officer of the Village. Without in any way limiting the scope of the foregoing delegation of powers, the Village Treasurer, to the extent permitted by Section 58.00(f) of the Local Finance Law, is specifically authorized to accept bids submitted in electronic format for any bonds or notes of the Village.

SECTION 8. The temporary use of available funds of the Village, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law, for the purpose or purposes described in Section 1 of this resolution. The Village then reasonably expects to reimburse any such expenditures (to the extent made after the date hereof or within 60 days prior to the date hereof) with the proceeds of the bonds authorized by Section 2 of this resolution (or with the proceeds of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds). This resolution shall constitute the declaration of the Village’s “official intent” to reimburse the expenditures authorized by Section 2 hereof with such bond or note proceeds, as required by United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.

SECTION 9. The Village Treasurer is further authorized to take such actions and execute such documents as may be necessary to ensure the continued status of the interest on the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and to designate the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof as “qualified tax-exempt bonds” in accordance with Section 265(b)(3)(B)(i) of the Code.

SECTION 10. The Village Treasurer is further authorized to enter into a continuing disclosure agreement with the initial purchaser of the bonds or notes authorized by this resolution, containing provisions which are satisfactory to such purchaser in compliance with the provisions of Rule 15c2-12, promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

SECTION 11. The Village has complied with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding environmental matters, including compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), comprising Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and, in connection therewith, duly issued a negative declaration and/or other applicable documentation, if necessary, and therefore, no further action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act is necessary.

SECTION 12. In the absence or unavailability of the Village Treasurer, the Deputy Treasurer is hereby specifically authorized to exercise the powers delegated to the Village Treasurer in this resolution.

SECTION 13. The validity of such serial bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such serial bonds may be contested only if:

  1. (a)        such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village is not authorized to expend money, or

(b)        if the provisions of the law which should be complied with as of the date of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with

and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within 20 days after the date of such publication of this notice, or

  1. such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York.

SECTION 14. This Resolution is subject to permissive referendum pursuant to Section 36.00 of the Local Finance Law. The Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish (one time) and post (in at least six conspicuous public places within the Village and at each polling place), this resolution, or a summary thereof, together with a notice of adoption of this resolution subject to permissive referendum, within ten days after the date of adoption of this resolution.

SECTION 15. If no petitions are filed in the referendum period, the Village Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this resolution, or a summary thereof, together with a notice in substantially the form provided by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Village and hereby designated as the official newspaper of the Village for such publication. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I threw out the first pitch at the softball game last Tuesday. The Board did a great job coming in under the cap on the budget. I cannot say enough about the volunteers, County and Village Departments for their work with the weather conditions this winter. Also, we plan to mill and repair three streets this year. The project is moving along at the sewer plant and we’ll be doing the Bendway Weirs project behind the sewer plant and at the ball park soon. Hopefully we can come up with some suggestions from the Planning Board for the donation money. It was a great Fire Dept banquet on Saturday, congratulations to the new board.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- Congratulations to Mr. Tytka on his new position. The budget process was difficult this year and there was no personal element involved, it was just something that needed to be done.

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- We had a meeting with the contractor and as long as the weather is good we’ll keep progressing. Congratulations to the new fire chief.

Trustee Pearl- I understand the frustration with problem properties. The problems didn’t start overnight, there is a process that works but it can be lengthy and I believe businesses should be addressed before private residences.

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- They will be discussing interest in the old police offices in the next couple of weeks.

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. We’ve been busy trying to get things done. We’ve gotten trees out of the creek, picked up brush and cleaned the ball park. We’ll be back on patching depending on the weather. Congratulations to Jim.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- None

Planning Board: Maureen Morabito- how much is the donation? We have a lot of ideas.

Mayor Piccolo read the list of Appointments and Board Assignments.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 9:06 pm.


At the Special Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl

Absent: Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

New Business:

Motion made by  seconded by  to adopt the 2014-2015 Preliminary Budget. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 5:06 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent:                         None

Also Present:  Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Herm Griewisch,  Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Ralph Crawford, Wayne Hotelling

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the April 7, 2014 Public Hearing as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the April 7, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 18, including claims numbered 16131 through 16173 in the amount of $66,020.27 and Abstract No. 8 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA), including claim number 106 in the amount of $91,349.10 and Abstract No. 9 (Capitol Project- I&I) including claim number 110 in the amount of $4,931.66 and Abstract No. 11 (Capitol Project- WWTP) including claim numbers 114 through 115 in the amount of $35,404.93 and Abstract No. 36 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement Project) including claim number 1045 in the amount of $394.20 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Wayne Hotelling asked for permission to hold the Laurel Run on July 19th. Thanked Herm, Ralph and the law enforcement agencies for all the work they’ve done in the past.

New Business:

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the bid from Bestway Disposal in the amount of $92,363.00 for Trash Collection in the Village of Silver Creek. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to table donating $250 to the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to declare the chlorine scale as excess equipment. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I commend the Board for the work done on the budget, it was hard to get where we got. We’re saving $7600 out of the General Fund by going with Bestway and we’re saving $12500 out of water & sewer by holding off on the building at the plant, we’re also taking out training from the Clerk & Treasurer accounts. There will be a Special Meeting on Monday at 5:00 pm to adopt the Budget. I commend the DPW and Water/Sewer dept for their work with the potential flooding this winter. I commend the DPW on the job they did cleaning up the Ball Park and the Water/Sewer Dept for clearing the trees and debris out of the way for the contractors. Slowly but surely we’re moving ahead in the Village.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- It’s good to see projects coming along and see a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re headed in the right direction in Silver Creek.

Trustee Peters- I’ll see you at the Laurel Run and thank you for your support with the Air Force.

Trustee Kelly- None

Trustee Pearl- I commend Mr. Hotelling on the fine job he does on the Laurel Run.

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. We’re trying to get things cleaned up from the winter and get the ball parks ready. I attended the supervisors meeting last week where they spoke about CHIPS money and the guidelines. Also, we’ll have to replace benches in the ball park this year.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- EJP will be here tomorrow to set up the drive by reader so we can get the bills out. Our DOT permit is good for another year.

Motion made by  seconded by  to leave the Regular Meeting and enter into Executive Session regarding a personnel matter. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to re-enter the Regular Meeting. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Action: None

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 7:36 pm.


At the Public Hearing of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl

Absent: Trustee Benjamin Peters, Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom,  Janet St. George, Sue Chiappone, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Fritz Seegert, Ralph Crawford

Public Hearing called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl. Absent: Trustee Peters, Attorney Gard.

New Business:

Presentation of the 2014-2015 Preliminary Budget.

Mayor Piccolo presented the budget figures and offered the following statement:

I would like to present the Village of silver Creek’s Preliminary Budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. After multiple budget meetings and careful consideration the Board and I have determined that we need a tax increase of 2% for the 14-15 fiscal year. This increase takes the Village $5,000 over it tax levy limit. The Village has made many budget cuts this past year, including eliminating its police department and implementing a wage freeze for all of its employees. These budget cuts will continue into the 14-15 fiscal year. The Village has not requested a tax increase from the taxpayers for the last three years but due to rising costs and a diminished fund balance, a tax increase could not be avoided.

Public Comment:

Sue Chiappone asked if there are any other increases such as water & sewer fees.

Mayor Piccolo answered that hasn’t been determined yet due to the DEC mandates to the sewer plant.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by .

Adjourned at 6:36 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on April 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, TrusteeHarmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: Trustee Benjamin Peters

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Sue Chiappone, Ralph Crawford, Jim Tytka Jr., Fritz Seegert

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard. Absent: Trustee Peters.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Trustee Peters abstained. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 17, including claims numbered 16070 through 16130 in the amount of $145,138.56 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Fritz Seegert, 1226 Old Main Road, complimented the Board on the nice job they did with the budget and commended the Streets Department on the great job they did this winter.

Jim Tytka Jr, on behalf of the Masonic Lodge, announced that Kid’s Day is on April 29th and they will be selling papers from 6-9 am.

New Business:

Bid Opening- Trash Collection

Bidder: Bestway Disposal-

Alternate A           Amount: Year 1$92,363.00  Alternate  B  Amount:               Year 1- $89,700.00

(Weekly Pick Up)              Year 2- $92,363.00     (Bi-Weekly Pick Up)     Year 2- $89,700.00

Year 3- $93,871.00                                               Year 3- $90,494.00

Year 4- $93,871.00                                               Year 4- $90,494.00

Year 5- $94,962.00                                               Year 5- $92,323.88

Bidder: Casella-

Alternate A           Amount: Year 1- $110,751.00       Alternate B       Amount:   Year 1- $92,109.00

(Weekly Pick Up)              Year 2- $111,858.00       (Weekly Pick Up)         Year 2- $93,030.00

Year 3- $114,095.00      (Bi-Weekly Recycling)   Year 3- $94,891.00

Year 4- $116,948.00                                            Year 4- $97,263.00

Year 5- $120,456.00                                             Year 5- $100,181.00

Alternate C           Amount: Year 1- $89,454.00

(Bi-Weekly Pick Up)          Year 2- $90.796.00

Year 3- $92,613.00

Year 4- $94,465.00

Year 5- $96,826.00

Motion made by  seconded by  to table the bid for Trash Collection. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the bid from United Survey, Inc. in the amount of $357,425.00 for phase 2 of the sewer repair project. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to approve the change order for Phase 3 of the Waterline Replacement Project to replace water line on Knight Street. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to proclaim April as the Month of the Young Child. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow the Hanover Chamber of Commerce to hold their annual 14136 Area Wide Yard Sale on August 2, 2014 from 9:00 am -5:00 pm. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to pay LWRP a commitment fee of $2,000 once the new budget has been passed. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow In Line Services to continue with the meter installations until complete. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow Mayor Piccolo to continue talks with the DEC and potential buyers regarding the Upper Reservoir. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Animal Control Report for the month of March 2014. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Code Enforcement Report for the month of March 2014. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  approve the 2014 Election of Officers for the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: I commend the Board on a great job coming up with an affordable budget, as of right now we’ve exceeded the cap by $5,000. I can’t say enough about the volunteers, Water & Sewer Department and DPW who helped with potential flooding five times this year. We’re moving ahead with the WWTP project and we’ll start to drain one tank sooner than expected and we’ll be able to start the Bend Weir project and finish that up. Hopefully winter is gone but we don’t know what tomorrow might bring. I also commend the kids at the school, I spent the morning with them and they’re so comical, cute and friendly. They teach them a lot at Lakeshore Daycare. I spoke with the County Executive about the school and we’re going to talk more when he gets time. It will have an extended fence so no one can get close to it, I don’t want our employees in there. STEL is still looking for money for it.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- All the volunteers involved did a great job, it could have been disastrous. I attended a Mayor’s and Supervisor’s meeting in Lakewood on March 27th. The Visitor’s Bureau gave an interesting and informative presentation about marketing our area.

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- Congratulations to Jim Tytka Jr. and all the elected officers of the Fire Department, I wish them luck in the upcoming year and I’ll offer my support in any way I can. Also, when will we fine tune the Budget?

Trustee Pearl-Congratulations to the elected officers in the fire Department. A great job was done by the DPW and Water & Sewer Department. I attended a mandatory meeting at the school about drugs and alcohol, there were presentations by the Sheriff, Judge Dragg, Mr. Bogosian and the County Health Department. It was a great presentation and very informative.

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. Thank you to all the volunteers and the County for their help this year.

Water/Sewer Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The project is moving along on the first building, the contractor is doing a great job.

Fire Department: Jim Tytka Jr.- I appreciate the support, a chief is only as good as the members. I will continue to do my best for the department. There is a state wide open house on April 26th. I commend Jeff, he had a good two years and we’ve had a lot thrown at us this year but we always prevail.

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The Sheriff Department has been active again.

Court: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The offices are moving to where the police used to be, it’s a safer environment for the Court Clerk’s.

Code Enforcement: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Linda has completed six more fire inspections, she has been busy. I received a call from the new owners of Petri’s and they are looking to rent out office space.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 7:36 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 17, 2014 at 7:40 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo,  Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Sue Chiappone, Ralph Crawford, Dave Rowlinson, Jim Tytka Jr., Russ Civiletto, Jim Ferrino

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Absent: Trustee Peters, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Trustee Peters abstained. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 16, including claims numbered 16022 through 16069 in the amount of $62,691.73 and Abstract No. 10 (Capitol Project- WWTP) including claim number 113 in the amount of $93,380.69 and Abstract No. 8 (Capitol Project- I&I) including claim number 109 in the amount of $2,850.00 and Abstract No. 7 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA) including claim number 105 in the amount of $2,837.40 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Sandy Lindstrom wanted to know who pays for the tickets the Sheriff uses and the status of the old police offices and ammunition.

Russ Civiletto explained that two burglaries have taken place in the area and asked if the Observer should warn residents to be careful.

New Business:

Bid Opening- Sewer Repairs- Phase 2

Bidder: United Survey            Amount: $357,425.00

Bidder: Visone Construction                Amount: $389,317.00

Bidder: Kandey Company Inc.            Amount: $418,145.00

Bidder: E&R Construction Inc.            Amount: $694,200.00

Motion made by  seconded by  to table the bid for Phase 2 of the sewer repair project. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to allow the Kiwanis Club to hold their Annual Children’s Fair in the Ballpark and Pavilion on June 7th. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to add Jason Miller to the active rolls of the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to remove the penalty from water/sewer accounts 12-0105, 15-0390 and 17-0070, they were postmarked on the due date. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Sheriff Report for the month of February 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to table Visone’s request for a one month extension on Phase 3 of the Waterline Replacement Project. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to table a donation to Dunkirk/Fredonia Meals on Wheels. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  accept the Court Report for the month of February 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The Volunteers, Disaster team and Village Departments have done a great job. The Fire Department has been getting out and assisting with flooded basements and alerting residents to possibly move to higher ground. We had a great response from the County and had help from the Town. It’s been a hard winter but I give everyone a lot of credit for their hard work. Hopefully Mother Nature will be easy on us and we get a gradual thaw. I commend the DPW for thinking ahead and opening the side channels in the creek and the County operators did a great job helping.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- Thank you to the community on behalf of my mom. A lot of support has been shown, there have been cards and food sent over. She’s in good spirits.

Trustee Kelly- What is the status of the fingerprinting machine? Has Simmons Recovery found out when we’ll see any more funds from FEMA?

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. We’re currently servicing the fire trucks, getting ready for the ISO tests. We addressed the Forestville Street closing with the DOT and GPS in 2011, I will forward the letter that we received then to them. The guys may come off night shift one week early.

Water/Sewer Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- They removed the last blower today. Herm is waiting on a quote for fiberglass grating and the next stage is work by Frey Electric.

Fire Department: Jim Tytka Jr.- Thank you for adding Jason to the roster, we will start his training soon. We’re getting good at what to do during potential flooding, it’s happened five times so far. The Fire wardens would like to know what’s in the truck reserve fund. We had slowed down for a bit but we’re busy with calls again.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:07 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on March 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl

Absent: Trustee Benjamin Peters, Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Herm Griewisch, Sue Chiappone, Ralph Crawford

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Absent: Trustee Peters (excused), Attorney Gard (Excused).

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 15, including claims numbered 15987 through 16021 in the amount of $30,797.20 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Mayor Piccolo stated he received a phone call from Nancy Garner requesting that we take care of the area around Zion Lutheran Church for Mrs. Kibelsbeck’s funeral tomorrow.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Pearl to leave the Regular Meeting and enter into Executive Session regarding a personnel issue. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by Trustee Kelly seconded by Trustee Pearl to re-enter the Regular Meeting. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Action: Amending motion from last meeting regarding Eric Botticello.

New Business:

Motion made by  seconded by  to appoint Eric Botticello as Wastewater Operator effective March 1, 2014 contingent upon taking the Civil Service test. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by  seconded by  to accept the Animal Control Report for the month of February 2014. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to allow the Clerk to advertise to accept sealed bids for garbage pickup. The current contract is up in July. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept St. George’s bid for repairs to the water leak on Route 5 and Tew Street pending EFC’s approval. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to increase budget account A2665 (Sales of Equipment) by $4,200. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to transfer $2,300 from account A2665 (Sales of Equipment) to account A5110.2 (Equipment). Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to increase account A5110.2 (Equipment) by $2,300. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to approve the contract with Young Explosives to hold the annual Fourth of July fireworks on July 3rd with a rain date of July 5th. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried. Motion made by seconded by  to allow Sue Chiappone to write a grant for work on the Dining Car. Trustees Harmon, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Great job during the close call with the flood. I commend everyone for thinking ahead and opening a channel with the ice. If not for that, homes would have been flooded. The Water/Sewer Department and DPW shut off valves and isolated things so people didn’t get flooded, and they were grateful for that. Ben’s mother fell in front of the library and got injured, right now she can’t walk and has a home nurse. Thank you to everyone for coming.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- It is much easier to be proactive and head things off than work three times as hard to get it fixed, everyone’s efforts were noticed.

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- There is a meeting with Wendel Tuesday at 10:00 am. Did we hear anything about the ISO rating?

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- There are a couple things they’ve been monitoring through the Village. Also, speeding has been down.

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. We’ve been busy thank you to everyone for their help as well as the homeowners for their assistance.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- Thank you to the DPW for their help on the leak.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:21 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Herm Griewisch, Sue Chiappone, Ralph Crawford, Rich Saletta, Molly Merrill

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2014 Public Hearing (Tax Cap) as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2014 Public Hearing (Complete Streets) as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 14, including claims numbered 15937 through 15986 in the amount of $102,641.70 and Abstract No. 9 (Capitol Project- WWTP), including claims numbered 111 through 112 in the amount of $321,194.40 and Abstract No. 6 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA), including claim number 104 in the amount of $14,757.55 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

No one spoke

New Business:

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Code Enforcement Report for the month of January 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Court Report for the month of January 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Animal Control Report for the month of January 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to approve Ralph Crawford as an active member of the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to table the purchase a fire-proof, lockable safe to store the Village’s ammunition to comply with and pass the fire inspection at the Village Hall. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to purchase a power gate lift for the DPW truck that was purchased from the W/S Department. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Sheriff Report for the month of January 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to table the new part-time employment agreement with Marke Ellis and Robert Weiskerger, contingent upon approval by the CSEA. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to promote Eric Botticello to Operator Trainee, contingent upon passing the Civil Service test once it becomes available. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: They’ve been dredging and digging by the Ballpark in preparation for rain and warming temperatures. There are mounds of ice on the side that will be pushed in a little at a time. There was a power failure last night until about 9:30 am because NYSEG lost a line fuse in the substation. We had some problems with the generator but they came out today and its fine. There is a Chamber meeting tonight, they’re getting ready for the yard sale in August and they have some new officers and projects for the year.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- Is the Board going to have budget meetings as a group prior to meeting with Laura?

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- They have submitted a report and have been active.

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted report. Thank you for approving the lift gate. The Fire Department lost the generator and I had to unlock the doors to get the equipment out last night.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- Thank you to the guys for all the work they did during the power outage. The second bid for Howard Street was $30,000 from St. George, which is a $22,000 difference from the first bid.

Court: Judge Rich Saletta- Thank you to Attorney Gard for bringing the dog complaint to fruition.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 6:30 pm.


At the Public Hearing of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Janet St. George, Maureen Morabito, Donna Metzger, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Lisa Schmidtfrerick Miller

Public Hearing called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

New Business:

Planning Board Presentation on Complete Streets Policy

Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller discussed the policy and showed a plan of a walking/bike trail that was designed for Forestville Street.

Public Comment:

Planning Board Chair Maureen Morabito spoke about the focus of the policy and explained that the County is planning on doing streets so having this is place already will make it easier.

Planning Board member Donna Metzger discussed four possible 2-mile tracks through the Village. Also, the track in the Ball Park could be utilized more.

Trustee Harmon asked if the policy is ongoing and can be changed if the need arises.

Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Milled answered that the policy is written that way.

Planning Board member Sandy Lindstrom explained that the DPW staff and the Planning Board would work jointly on projects.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by .

Adjourned at 6:45 pm.


At the Public Hearing of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Sandra Lindstrom, Janet St. George, Dennis Palmer

Public Hearing called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

New Business:

Local Law No. 1 of the year 2014 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c.

Section 1. Legislative Intent

It is the intent of this local law to allow the Village of Silver Creek to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2014 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law Section 3-c.

Section 2. Authority

This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law Section 3-c, which expressly authorizes a local government’s governing body to override the property tax cap for the coming fiscal year by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of sixty percent (60%) of said governing body.

Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2014 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the amount otherwise prescribed in General Municipal Law Section 3-c.

Section 4. Severability

If a court determines that any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance is invalid or unconstitutional, the court’s order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.

Section 5. Effective Date

This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

Public Comment:

Dennis Palmer asked what emerging expenses have resulted in the request for a 2% override.

Mayor Piccolo explained that it is due to projects at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and from FEMA money the Village is still waiting for. Also, it has also been a harsh winter and the Village budgeted for an easy one.

Sandy Lindstrom asked if the Village is definitely overriding the tax cap or if this is just a safeguard.

Mayor Piccolo answered that at this point it is definitely, although the board doesn’t know what the budget will look like but would like to have the ability if needed.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by .

Adjourned at 6:10 pm


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on February 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Janet St. George, Sandy Lindstrom, Herm Griewisch, Maureen Morabito, Donna Metzger, Sue Chiappone, Russ Civiletto, Jim Ferrino, Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 13, including claims numbered 15908 through 15936 in the amount of $42,453.05 and Abstract No. 35 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement), including claim number 1044 in the amount of $719.89 and Abstract No. 8 (Capitol Project- WWTP), including claim number 110 in the amount of $894.90 and Abstract No. 7 (Capitol Project- I&I) including claim number 108 in the amount of $138.00 and Abstract No. 5 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA), including claim number 103 in the amount of $2,045.20 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

No one spoke

New Business:

Motion made by seconded by  to adopt Local Law No. 1 of the year 2014 authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to adopt the Complete Streets Policy as presented by the Planning Board. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to remove Kevin Schneider and Susan Chiappone from the active rolls of the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to allow the Garden Club to use the Village Square and Gazebo for their annual Garden Faire on May 17th 2014. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Spoke with the Mayor of Dunkirk about recycling containers in the Village and found that garbage and recycling all goes in the same place. There have been a number of people coming into the office giving kudos to the DPW and Water/Sewer Department for their fast reactions and Dennis Palmer was here earlier and commented that the DPW has done a good job this year.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- When are negotiations with the CSEA starting because it’s long overdue. Also, are we going to start having budget meetings now that the tax cap law is adopted.

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Spoke to the Sheriff about the new parking tickets, they’re in and they’ll be picking them up. It’s a generic ticket now.

Streets Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- They’ve been pushing and removing snow and salting. Also, brought Ortolano down to the Ball Park to alleviate ice and open up a channel.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- The Emergency Response Plans were delivered to Mayville today. People are upset we’re charging for meter replacement if they freeze, but they’re not free. The work is going along with the blower installation. There is a frozen water service on Burgess Street so Visone is coming out tomorrow.

Fire Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- I commend the Fire Department on the work they did on Saturday.

Planning Board: Maureen Morabito- Thank you for passing the Complete Streets policy

Code Enforcement: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Linda submitted a report. Four fire inspections were completed and Quest opened up today.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 7:37 pm


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on January 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present: Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl, Attorney Daniel Gard

Absent: None

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Ralph Crawford, Janet St. George, Joe Harmon, Sandy Lindstrom, Herm Griewisch

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Attorney Gard.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2014 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 12, including claims numbered 15860 through 15906 in the amount of $149,608.25 and Abstract No. 7 (Capitol Project- WWTP), including claim number 109 in the amount of $59,704.56 and Abstract No. 4 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA), including claim number 102 in the amount of $2,461.97 following proper audit with no exceptions. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

No Public Comment portion at meeting.

New Business:

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Sheriff report for the month of December 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Court report for the month of December 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Historian report for the year 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to table the decision on paying dues for Chadwick Bay membership until the new budget has been approved and passed. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to approve GHD to continue with engineering services on the waterline replacement project on Lafayette Street. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to table the bid for water leak repairs on Tew Street and Route 5 once it has been submitted. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the resignation of Paul Fisher as Part-Time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator effective 1/2/14. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to declare the Simons chlorination system as excess equipment. The Sewer Dept. no longer uses chlorine, with the new upgrades they have switched over to sodium hypo chloride. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Kudos to Jeff Griewisch and the Streets Department from Anna Frederickson for straightening her marker that got knocked down by the County

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- None

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- Asked if the Board can set a date for budget meetings.

Trustee Pearl- None

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- Submitted a report.

Water/Sewer Department: Herm Griewisch- None

Planning Board: Sandy Lindstrom- There is a Public Hearing on February 3rd at 6:30 pm on Complete Streets.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 6:11 pm.


At the Regular Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Silver Creek, NY, on January 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm in the Village Board Meeting Room, the following Members were

Present:  Mayor Nicodemo Piccolo, Trustee Thomas Harmon, Trustee Benjamin Peters, Trustee Warren Kelly, Trustee Anthony Pearl

Absent: Attorney Daniel Gard

Also Present: Kerrieann Pelletter, Clerk, Nicole Gugino, Observer, Ralph Crawford, Sandy Lindstrom, Russ Civiletto

Regular Meeting called to order by Mayor Piccolo.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call by Clerk Pelletter: Present: Mayor Piccolo, Trustee Harmon, Trustee Peters, Trustee Kelly, Trustee Pearl, Absent: Attorney Gard (excused).

Motion made by seconded by to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2013 Regular Meeting as presented. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by to approve the payment of the bills appearing on Abstract No. 11, including claims numbered 15823 through 15859 in the amount of $274,335.69 and Abstract No. 34 (Capitol Project- Waterline Replacement Project), including claim number 1043 in the amount of $55,492.20 and Abstract No. 6 (Capitol Project- WWTP), including claim number 108 in the amount of $304,094.60 and Abstract No. 3 (Capitol Project- NYSERDA), including claim number 101 in the amount of $25,401.30 following proper audit with no exceptions.. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Floor Opened to the Public for Comments/Concerns of the Village Board:

We now come to the public comment portion of our agenda. This is a time we afford the opportunity for the public to address the Village Board. Please state your name and address for the record and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes. Please remember you are addressing the Village Board on matters of concern to the Village of Silver Creek. This is not a question and answer period of the Village Board nor is it time to engage a debate with other members of the audience. It is the policy of the Village of Silver Creek to discuss all public issues in a civil issue oriented manner. Personal comments directed at members of the Board or other Village Officials or other members of the public will not be tolerated. Does anyone have any comments under Open (Public) Comments?

Russ Civiletto asked if the Village has a sidewalk plow.

New Business:

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Sheriff Report for the month of November 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Animal Control report for the month of December 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to accept the Code Enforcement Report for the year 2013. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to start Department Head meetings for the upcoming budget. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to allow the Village to keep attending the monthly Mayor and Supervisor’s Meetings. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried. Motion made by seconded by  to hold a Public Hearing on February 3rd 2014 to adopt Local Law #1 2014 on overriding the 2% tax cap. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Motion made by seconded by  to table the resignation of Paul Fisher as Part-Time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator effective 1/2/14. Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Mayors Comments: Can’t believe the winter we’ve had, we get the Village cleaned up and then get hit again. I was praying that the creek moved and we didn’t get flooded so it was a great feeling when everything subsided. Excelco and the Village Inn had water in their basements and a couple others had to be pumped. There was also some surface water but the DPW dissipated it quickly. I commend everyone, the County, employees and Disaster Team- they all did a great job. I also commend the brave souls who came out for the Polar Bear Swim, it’s a good cause. I attended the rally for Lake Shore Hospital, hopefully they’ll find a solution. It’s great that Cathy Young secured $1 million to keep the hospital running. There’s a lot provided at Lake Shore and I commend congressman Reed and Andy Goodell for all their hard work trying to keep it open. Thank you to everyone for being here tonight.

Trustee Reports:

Trustee Harmon- Thank you to the Village employees and all involved in snow removal and the near flooding. I attended the rally and I hope that with all the efforts being put forth the outcome will be favorable.

Trustee Peters- None

Trustee Kelly- Thank you to everyone who attended the rally to save Lake Shore Hospital. One blower has been removed so far at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Thank you to Ralph, the Water/Sewer Department and firemen for their assistance during the last storm and flood situation.

Trustee Pearl- Everyone has done a great job on snow cleanup and flood prevention

Village Attorney Comments: None

Comments/Reports of Dept. Heads:

Sheriff: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- The Sheriff has been quite busy in the Village and I’ve put in an order for new tickets. There has also been a lot of Trooper presence.

Streets Department: Ralph Crawford- submitted report. We’ve done mostly snow removal and repaired #9. All the departments and County services have worked well together to prevent flooding.

Water/Sewer Department: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Herm said we were on bypass for awhile on Saturday until the flow went down. A main objective was to get the two blowers out and put the new ones in.

Planning Board: Sandy Lindstrom- There is a meeting tomorrow at 7:00 pm.

Zoning: (Mayor Piccolo spoke)- Linda has been busy, she filed her year end report which was quite lengthy and informative.

Motion to adjourn made by seconded by . Trustees Harmon, Peters, Kelly and Pearl voting aye. Carried.

Adjourned at 8:15 pm.